Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

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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 trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • A good place to go for a bath. Most of the locals are bringing bug BBQ, tents chairs +++. Np chair to rent, Brung a towel, sunscreen and parasol.  more »
  • It's a lovely place to walk around for the day. Just looking at the houses by the beach, seeing what the boardwalk has to offer, and letting the kids play in the sand - it was a nice afternoon!  more »
  • Nice beach with the charm of the santa Monica pier. Cold water is very great to enjoy in the summer. A positive point is the proximity to the Mall where there are several famous shops, great for those who want to make shopping as well as enjoy the beach.
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