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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.
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  • My day to visit Santa Monica happened to coincide with the second wave of the storm of the century hitting California. It was not a pleasant day to be on the beach. The beach is huge and is... 
    My day to visit Santa Monica happened to coincide with the second wave of the storm of the century hitting California. It was not a pleasant day to be on the beach. The beach is huge and is...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach with plenty of things to do. There are volleyball areas, trail for walking, jogging and biking. Places to eat and hangout. Gets crowded even in the morning.
  • Santa Monica is definitely one of our favorites beaches! 😍 It has really has golden sands, there is a huge area to enjoy sports, beach games, relax, rest, have drinks or simply lay down and enjoy the sun! The beach is delicious, water temperature is just perfect (or at least it was in summer). The pier is beautiful and it has a great vibe and a lot of things to do and eat or drink 👍 There are many restaurant, bars and small stores in a huge side walk, perfect to ride bikes, rollerblades, or walk ;0)

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