Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica

4.4
#1 of 11 in Outdoors in Santa Monica
#State Park, #Beach, #Must See
Bask in the warm California sun on the white sand shores of Santa Monica Beach. Stretching over 4.82 km (3 mi) along the Santa Monica Bay, the beach is the area’s hub for outdoor activity, including swimming, surfing, and biking, as well as beachside eating and shopping. Take a nap in the sand after some beach volleyball or paddleboarding. Pack a picnic to enjoy, and don’t miss a chance to walk along Santa Monica Pier for a full array of eateries, souvenir shops, and street entertainment. To visit Santa Monica Beach on your holiday in Santa Monica, and find out what else Santa Monica has to offer, use our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Great beach to visit. Looks awesome during sunset and night. had taken great pictures under night light.  more »
  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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 Prome...  more »
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  • We went to the Venice Beach and the very briefly to the Santa Monica beach. The Santa Monica Beach seemed better than the Venice and had a nice backdrop even on the east (towards land). It was not too crowded on Dec 27th, 2017, but it would have been a bit of trouble to find a spot that didn't have anyone within 50 meters of you. I think the Venice beach was slightly less crowded on that day.
  • Beautiful place! Great views and overall one my favorite parts is Los Angeles, I always make sure to either come here or stop by Venice beach whenever I visit. Lots of things to do around here and beautiful views of the beach as well!
  • Really enjoyed biking along the beach path. It's extremely relaxing. Also watched the sunset from here. To see all the colors in the sky and the mountains in the foreground just gives you a feeling of appreciation for the natural beauty, and truly understanding the "Cali vibe".
  • Great place to be. Nice views and relaxing. I would recommend parking on street if you are staying for short period and on the beach for longer time.
  • A great beach with a pier, views, a park and more. Family friendly and clean. Spend the day and have fun. George Vreeland Hill

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