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Santa Monica Beach

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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“homeless people” (90 reviews)
“people watching” (137 reviews)
“rent bikes” (37 reviews)
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good place to bring your family for a day at the beach. Plenty of activities and fun for all ages.

Thank Green L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great beach to visit. Looks awesome during sunset and night. had taken great pictures under night light.

Thank myselfHyderabad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it was a cool December evening we still took off our shoes and walked in the beach. Visiting from Canada it wasn’t that bad and I’m sure we looked the classic tourist. Beach was very clean and met some great people including a couple...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've never had a bad experience coming to the beach at Santa Monica. I like the walk to Venice Beach, I enjoy watching the classes for surfers, and the abundance of places to eat and shop at the Promenade. I've never had a big problem...More

Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The weather was not good for a beach time. But we did have good time enjoying the sand and the waves - till knee height. Clean and beautiful, good for sport, relax or walking.

Thank Gabor K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach itself was deserted mid week in January but comes alive at the weekend. Miles and miles of groomed sand. Kept very clean. I loved the cycle and walk ways, which are clearly very popular with locals and tourists. Shame to see so many...More

Thank Aucklander68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sand as far as the eye can see. Cleaned daily, there's room for everyone. Toilet blocks at regular intervals, which are very clean and spacious. Lots of volleyball courts and exercise equipment, the cycling route and walking route is well planned. There are a...More

Thank Relativestranger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach with breathtaking views! I would definitely recommend relaxing here when headed to Santa Monica. The beach is huge so there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the waves.

Thank Superfresh85
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 weeks in Santa Monica from Christmas through the 1st week of January. It is nice but as the other reviewer stated, there is LOTS of homeless. Even while eating on a patio of a nice restaurant with the kids a person came...More

Thank markclarkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach was cleaned and groomed every day, even when it rained!! which it doesn't very often in CA. No dogs are allowed on the beach but there's plenty of path ways to walk them near to the ocean. You do have a lot of...More

Thank karenjwilson27
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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Derek S
17 October 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any lockers
11 September 2017|
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Response from Cavydad | Reviewed this property |
Try the youth hostel in downtown Santa Monica. It is near the pier and beach. Close to the Metro that runs to downtown Los Angeles. Wide variety of restaurants at Santa Monica Place.
Dale M
8 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy_Salsa | Reviewed this property |
I would stay in Santa Monica, as close to the beach as possible. If your hotel offers breakfast options you could have them there. And then hit the beach...the pier, have a nice, relaxing walk to Venice Beach and back... More