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Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles

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A bay bordered by a crescent-shaped shore between Malibu and Los Angeles, the mainland of Santa Monica Bay is lined with high-end property. Many piers and docks offer fishing and parking for private vessels. Some of the larger piers, such as Santa Monica Pier and Marina Del Rey, are full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. A fishing or boat tour helps you appreciate the California coast. Adrenaline-pumping water activities are also available. Use our Los Angeles trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Los Angeles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Santa Monica is one of my favourite places in the LA area - the nostalgia of the pier , the food options and the shopping are all great. It’s busy and very touched by human hand but you’d still never ...  more »
  • See homeless but safe relaxing atmosphere. I have a lot of nice restaurants to put.
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  • Such a beautiful place to see. We hired a bike at Venice Beach, rode over the pier & spent about an hour there. Not really anywhere on the pier to site down and eat however there is plenty a few minut...  more »

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