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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“santa monica” (418 reviews)
“ferris wheel” (77 reviews)
“great beach” (69 reviews)
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Santa Monica
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"santa monica"
in 418 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 77 reviews
"great beach"
in 69 reviews
"street promenade"
in 29 reviews
"venice beach"
in 172 reviews
"clean beach"
in 35 reviews
"bubba gumps"
in 23 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 23 reviews
"amusement park"
in 51 reviews
"bike path"
in 26 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 32 reviews
"people watching"
in 57 reviews
"muscle beach"
in 40 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 33 reviews
"homeless people"
in 28 reviews
"baywatch"
in 26 reviews
"fishing"
in 36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful. a lot going on there- good shops and beautiful shoreline and beach. everyone is carefree here.

Thank inlove13
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good place to go take a walk and go to the pier, but for me the water is too cold for bath, good restaurants around too

Thank Billy_louco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and large beach worth visiting. Nice to stroll on and just take in the rays. Family friendly, although it was a little hard to find parking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to see and experience some fun in the sun. The boardwalk was great and seeing the ocean from the pier was fantastic! Lots of traffic and a steep entrance to the Santa Monica Pier was tough.

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Monica offers something for everyone. If you have kids, the pier is the place with rides and lots of fun people watching. And there is a large choice of eating places, whether you want sit down in a restaurant or walk around. The beach...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach here is great. Very deep and no shortage of space. It is busy, but worth a visit to relax and take in some sun.

Thank iliketravel99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Monica is a fairly large area although the streets along the beach front are thought of as the real Santa Monica. If you are travelling to Los Angeles as a stop over or a brief visit, Santa Monica has it all. Comfortable hotels in...More

Thank David k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely few hours in Santa Monica. Great for shopping and eateries. Then there is the beach and pier. Would happily go there again. Quite a few homeless people coming up to people and begging which was a little uncomfortable

Thank lizmac2003
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE caught the No 3 big blue bus to Santa Monica, $1.25 one way, what a bargain, we did it last time 4 years ago, and felt more comfortable this time. Had a beautiful lunch at a restaurant down there, wandered around looking at the...More

Thank jkdonnon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge beach. Pier is OK, gets very busy. Good to walk along the back of the beach down through muscle beach to venice beach.

Thank AndrewKen
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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Foody456
23 February 2018|
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Response from Kgnof1977 | Reviewed this property |
Air Food will surprise you with true French food. Interesting menu and stunning flavours. Casual and reasonably priced too. One for true food lovers. It’s about 5 minutes walk or less from the Pier.
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Foody456
23 February 2018|
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Response from Rebecca R | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about “movie stars”? Go to Malibu, north end of Santa Monica Bay- a lot of “stars” live there. Go to any of the shopping areas on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Also stars live in Pacific Palisades- walk the... More
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Mary L
14 January 2018|
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Response from Belzob | Reviewed this property |
I say.........................go prepared! People in CA find the warmest temps cold while if you are coming from the South you are so happy to have the same temperatures. Easy to take a jacket and sweaters off - tough to... More
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