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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
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Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the kids and let them have fun. Go to the Santa Monica Pier and let the kids ride the rides. Cost is comparable to fairs

Thank Kimm L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you are in LA you have to go to the beach and there's no better beach place than Santa Monica. What a coastline !!! miles and miles of shore where sand meets the ocean. We spent half a day there and enjoyed the beautiful...More

Thank Osman B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here from Venice Beach and it is much nicer. There are shows on the pier or food outlets and shops and route 66 signs. Nice clean beach

Thank laura m
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't feel like the hustle of LA when you walk this beach. Very pleasant and clean. The sights are majestic with the elevation changes and handsome dwellings above. The sight of the famous pier makes me reflect to my youth watching Three's Company. Very...More

Thank avgjoey
Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to LA would be complete without spending a day in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Love walking along the Ocean and catching the sights (many) and sounds (many). We even got to witness a Space X launch on October 7.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone's excited to go to the touristy and rather crowded pier and that's nice but if you want enjoy a more natural experience. Park at Will Rogers State Beach. Somewhere between 7:30 AM and 10 AM you may see a martial arts group practicing by...More

Thank crystalj186
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the beach on our last trip to LA, it was a nice walk but not all that it is hyped up to be. The restaurants are good and so is the shopping, the pier is very busy and hard to get around with...More

Thank lynkev2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out for a nice day at the beach, my family and I usually park near the 3rd street Promenade , which makes it easier for us to visit both locations, it’s only a ten minute walk to the sand and a 5 min walk to...More

Thank maguirre0605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the boardwalk there. I t was a different place. I love everything in Santa Monica..Walking and the sea breeze really is so good plus a lot of fun for us...A must see...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to spend a day, pier is absolutely busy place, things to see or just enjoy day at the beach.only thing that didn't like was pretzels. Wouldn't recommend them

Thank nzaric
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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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