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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. Make Santa Monica Bay a centerpiece of your Los Angeles vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Los Angeles travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The beach is beautiful. You have to pay to park but typically someone pass on there parking spot ticket. Its 10$. Sunset is just speechless. Unfortunately you have to walk about 2 blocks to get to the...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    In addition to Venice Beach, another highlight on the Pacific coast in LA! Lots of restaurants, a great shopping street and the great Pier, but of course also lots of tourists and locals. Easy to reach by bus or metro. Quiet times take a dip in the Pacific Ocean. It is worth!
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  • August 14, 2017
    You can't go to Los Angeles without making a trip to Santa Monica, a dip in the Pacific has its charms. Immense beach with all services at hand, even to park if you are driving is comfortable enough.
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