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26-Mile Bike Path

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Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking,...

Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.

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Rollerblading/ biking along side the ocean is an experince you must have! This activitie is good for anyone and everyone at any age.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Westchester, NY
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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rollerblading/ biking along side the ocean is an experince you must have! This activitie is good for anyone and everyone at any age.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful beach bike paths. Going in two directions it goes towards Venice Beach and in the opposite direction Pacific Palisades. Mainly flat this road has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean but is only accessible by the California Incline and the highway off to the side. So if you don't want to hear the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get a workout along the beach. During our stay there was a half marathon going on. Fun people and dog watching along the beach.

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Santa Monica, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid if possible. People walk on the bike path causing you to either crash into them of go over your handle bars trying not to crash into them..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful path along the ocean from Venice to Malibu where you can walk, or bike ride or just people watch. It is one of the great joys of visiting Santa Monica. Be sure to watch the sunset from the walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its one of the best bike rides I've ever been on. The scenery along the path is amazing. The best time to do it is mid day so you can see the sun set as well. We were fortunate enough to see dolphins swimming as we progressed along the path. There are restaurants along the way that you can stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do this ride numerous times over the summer. Start in Playa del Ray and ride to Hermosa Beach. Have breakfast, walk around a bit and ride back. It takes about 3 hrs total and is a great way to enjoy a summer's day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bike path was great fun, providing a wide variety of sights and experiences from beach boardwalk to canal neighborhoods to quirky/funky/creepy Venice Beach to industrial yacht brokerage areas and 7-figure beachfront residences. Added bonuses along the way are surfer-watching, a few locations near El Segundo (Dockweiler Beach) where you will come across several beached and abandoned boats, LAX flights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented the green hulu city bikes (using the sobi [social bicycles] app). It's $7 per hour. We cycled some of this and really enjoyed it. Lots to see and do on the route as well if you want to stop. A nice gemtle pretty much entirely flat route.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented bikes and toured the beach. Beautiful. Bike rates$ 20 -25 for full day is well worth it. U can also rent scooters etc

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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