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Address: Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.

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USD 125.00*
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Venice Beach Private Surf Lesson
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USD 148.99*
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
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USD 68.00*
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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Unique world famous beach

This Pacific Coast beach is simply breathtaking. There is a bike/walking path which runs along in between the sand and the PCH. (Pacific Coast Highway) I walked for 50 mins... read more

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Pacific Coast beach is simply breathtaking. There is a bike/walking path which runs along in between the sand and the PCH. (Pacific Coast Highway) I walked for 50 mins every morning and was reluctant to return to my hotel. You can walk from Venice Beach to Sunset Blvd (and further if you wish) interrupted and in complete safety. I... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love it in fog with a chill in the air and after the Municipal trucks have raked it smooth. In morning walks when there are not many people to take away the focus on the natural beauty and the sound of the crashing waves. In the summer too many tourists...

Thank Voyagerwithvoice
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see for everyone visiting LA. I love the ocean and we enjoyed dipping our feet in the cold water as it was winter. Good thing, it was a sunny day when we were here and had a good view of the sunset. Had a good barefoot walk for half of the stretch of the shoreline till we get... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paved path for walking is nice but really far from the water and what's with the bikes only as you near the pier? Walkers are relegated to the uneven alley way. The beach is well groomed. On the Ventura side of the pier, the beach is much more park like and family friendly.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never did I expect that Santa Monica Beach would be so massive! My husband and I went out one morning and all I wanted to do was walk on the beach and collect sea glass. We walked for a bit and found quite a few pieces. I was disappointed that there were hardly any people out enjoying the weather and... More 

Thank VEE1225
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many things to do on Santa Monica Beach and easy walk to restaurants and tourist spots. Certainly take your time during the warm months to enjoy it all.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was not best time of the year visit this location or state. It have been raining four days and looks like that it is continuing.

Thank Fairtourist
Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beach for people watching! Plus wide, empty, clean, soft sand. Visitors and locals alike enjoying outdoor activities. Bicycling, running, walking, roller skating, volleyball, suntanning, shooting the bull at Perry's. If I lived in Santa Monica, there would be no excuse for being out-of-shape. Easy to be healthy here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Beach! Lots of space and gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean! There are tons of restaurants to find both on the beach and a few streets back, no matter if you're closer to Santa Monica or Venice.

Thank ClairesTravels92
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To sit in the sun, play in the ocean, listen to the waves, or catch a beautiful sunset...don't miss this! You can park at the pier and walk down the stairs so you really get both experiences in one!!!!!!!

Thank DAWN G

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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