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Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles

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A bay bordered by a crescent-shaped shore between Malibu and Los Angeles, the mainland of Santa Monica Bay is lined with high-end property. Many piers and docks offer fishing and parking for private vessels. Some of the larger piers, such as Santa Monica Pier and Marina Del Rey, are full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. A fishing or boat tour helps you appreciate the California coast. Adrenaline-pumping water activities are also available. Use our Los Angeles trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Los Angeles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Santa is truly beautiful as well as having the Santa Monica pier, it’s home to the Original muscle Beach, and a outside Chess club or you can just relax and take in the Sun-rays it’s very lively and f...  more »
  • we had nice time spending in the place , nothing is special , similar to pther places on the ocean in LA  more »
  • This can be reached by metro from Downtown , all is well worth taking the time to visit and stroll along the boardwalk .  more »
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  • We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
  • I come from Greece and I am used to beautiful beaches and the sun. I did not expect to live this experience in LA though. The beach is really big, almost endless. The weather in March was hot enough to enjoy the ride and the walking but cold enough not to swim.

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