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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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Great for skateboarding!

Awesome for skateboarding since the surface of the path is super Smooth. Usually No wind either. Perfect for skating and people Watching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome for skateboarding since the surface of the path is super Smooth. Usually No wind either. Perfect for skating and people Watching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired bikes for 3 hours for US$15 each and rode from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier. It was one of the best things we have ever done and we will never forget it! The views are incredible, especially as you approach the Pier. A few of us hadn't ridden a bike in years but the path is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bike, walk, skate, run. You can't go wrong. You will see people of every walk of life. Welcome to the world! Best ocean views ever.

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Nederland, Co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bike path is amazing. If you are visiting Santa Monica or Venice, you cant help but stumble upon it. We stayed in Venice and rode bikes on this path to Santa Monica which only took about ten minutes. Much faster than traveling by car looking for parking and paying to park. Their are city bike rentals that you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in South Bay for a week and rode this every day. From SM to Redondo Beach is 26 miles of well-maintained, easy riding, multi-purpose trail along the beach. Adjacent to Marina del Rey, there is a connecting trail along the canal that goes inland for many more miles--good news: lots of underpasses to avoid surface traffics, bad news: lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up our bikes from SM Bike Center. They have plenty of options to get riders and non riders going. We rode SM pier to Venice Pier return. Everyone on the path and the beach and it's many activities were all cool, aware of people around them, and a great vibe the length of our ride. The path was... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant riding experience and awesome people watching! Many stops along the way to stop and wet your whistle!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok people if you are going to do this ride make sure you have travel insurance.... When I did it 27 Sep 16 the path leaving Santa Monica had a lot of sand on it making it very slippery and a lot of tourists that have not been on a bike in years are on the wrong side of the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's a long bike path you might think. But what you get to experience along the way is not found anyplace in the world. The sights, the people, the characters, the activities are what make this a bike trip you will remember for the rest of your life. It's different everyday and never boring. Ride to see or to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have fun while exercising. Bring your own or rent from one of the many beach rental companies. Breath and relax. Try walking meditation. Let go of the worries of life and be mindful of the scenery or those your with. Let go and let God provide a tranquil day or beautiful night walk run or bike ride. Malibu to Santa... More 

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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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