Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

4.2
#1 of 15 in Outdoors in Santa Monica
Bask in the warm California sun on the white sand shores of Santa Monica State 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 State Beach on your holiday in Santa Monica, and find out what else Santa Monica has to offer, use our Santa Monica.
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  • This is the best beach in the United States that is adjacent to a large city. Big, clean, blue water, great waves.  more »
  • This was my first time going here! Very different from the beaches in Florida and Hawaii that I've been to. Definitely a place to go off season and off days not weekends! Lots to do with the...  more »

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