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Santa Monica Beach

#2 of 104 things to do in Santa Monica Features Animals
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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Grand Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were lucky enough to to stay at Shuttters. The bike rides are well worth it for the ability to cover more ground and "people watch"

Thank thecoopersCheshireUK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Drive along Santa Monica's beach and you will find ample parking. Pay by the hour with a CC. Next to each lot are free restrooms large enough to change in with free outdoor showers to clean the sand off after swimming. This time of year,...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the natives were in hoodies we were happy with the cooler weather! California is beautiful with big variety of terrain!

Thank Esther A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite simply the most impressive beach we have ever seen. It's huge!! Whilst the sand could be a little cleaner it is damn impressive - very wide golden sand, plenty of lifeguards. The beach walk from Venice beach to Santa Monica is great - lots...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 days ago

this beach is cleaner and more recommandable for families that Venice beach//clean and lots of action

Thank Mijanou D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited both Venice and Santa Monica beaches, and Santa Monica was definitely the best for surfing. Also, the pier is fun and kitchy too!

Thank pmilligan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bring your canopy tent/beach umbrella, picnic mat, beach towels, camping chairs.. this is a good place for the summer.. kids had fun

Thank mcpmedin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the view of Malibu off in the distance. The only reason I wouldn't give it 4 stars is because of limited parking, traffic, and loads of people. Not my kind of thing.

Thank mzzshawny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have never seen a beach this packed in my life! It's clean and tidy but on a Saturday in August you cannot move for people.

Thank Amanda4471
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The kids loved it, it's a beach, there is water, gold star tick. If you forget anything you can buy it from street sellers literally as you enter the beach, I thought that was useful. Lots of food and drink offerings on the pier so...More

Thank Christian R
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Dale M
8 June 2017|
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Response from Lee R | Reviewed this property |
we loved Morro Bay. best place on whole trip. Book some kayaking to see the wildlife.
Robert M
21 February 2017|
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Response from Grace H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any free parking, but I didn't think it was bad to pay $5-$10 to park in a parking lot that's right on the beach. I saw at least 4 along the strip of water between the Venice Beach pier and the Santa Monica pier.
5 September 2016|
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Response from Duygu I | Reviewed this property |
Santa Monica beach is very large and beautiful seaside in California, so if you would like to sea sport, there is the iOS opportunity for you, or not it does not matter there is still best vacation to spend time. Downtown in... More