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Santa Monica State Beach

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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8300
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“homeless people” (94 reviews)
“people watching” (138 reviews)
“rent a bike” (52 reviews)
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Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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310-458-8300
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"homeless people"
in 94 reviews
"people watching"
in 138 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 52 reviews
"southern california"
in 41 reviews
"bike path"
in 80 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 54 reviews
"wings"
in 48 reviews
"los angeles"
in 39 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 66 reviews
"sand"
in 521 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 128 reviews
"waves"
in 193 reviews
"parking"
in 306 reviews
"volleyball"
in 114 reviews
"nets"
in 43 reviews
"sunset"
in 217 reviews
"baywatch"
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach at Santa Monica is wide and clean. Is so large that you can enjoy plenty of space and romantic walks at the sunset.

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very relaxing morning walking around the beach, also observing how other people were enjoying the beach and exercising.

Thank Marcial G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beach was a great Cali beach. With lots of sand for all! Not to crowed when we went and were able to enjoy the sunset!

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ocean Ave has a little strip, scenes shot here from the Amazon Studios Goliath featuring Billy Bob Thornton. Its popular

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

+ great place to watch the sunset + plenty of parking available at low rates + clean bathrooms + well maintained broad walks + plenty of police presence so it feels safe

Thank ATravelingSushi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Room on this beach for everybody! Loved it. The sunset is incredible. Great spot for a romantic evening picnic.

Thank Ame_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the beach that’s quintessential California! Just go and put up with the traffic. It’s where the beach surfers hang out and is laid back California!

1  Thank Jackfred
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach at Santa Monica is a good sandy beach but nothing special. The fair ground on the pier is ok for under 10s but not worth it for over kids.

Thank RobinADXB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Together with Venice Beach a must : very easy to reach by metro (take the Express light-Blue line to Santa Monica Downtown and enjoy!)

Thank jentet2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to LA cannot be complete without spending g some time at the beach. Wether you want to Swim, surf or bike or volleyball there’s all sorts of activities goi g on, try your hand at outdoor chess or even beachside gymnastics, Santa Monica...More

Thank MSA84
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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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Bbngoc
5 February 2018|
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Response from Thida T | Reviewed this property |
Yes as everyone stated.. Scattered throughout the beach. It's probably best to map it before you head out there.... So you can decide what's best for your situation. You're welcome and have a great trip!!
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Derek S
17 October 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any lockers
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MikeTizzel
12 September 2017|
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Response from Cavydad | Reviewed this property |
Try the youth hostel in downtown Santa Monica. It is near the pier and beach. Close to the Metro that runs to downtown Los Angeles. Wide variety of restaurants at Santa Monica Place.
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