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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 Bay and the beaches there are easily accessible. There is so much to see and do. Not the cleanest water to swim in but it's come along ways. You can enjoy the beach, walk or bike the bike...  more »
  • The beach of the famous tv show Baywatch is definitely worth seeing. About 5 km offers a wonderful walk and spectacular sunsets that can be enjoyed in peace. Deserves a special mention the pier with its Ferris wheel, the stalls and especially the end of route 66 with a sign!!
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  • hey this is the end of Route 66, where Forrest Gump walked to the end of the Pier and turned around and where some of Baywatch was filmed. It is gimmicky but you need to see it and it is a pretty area...  more »
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  • We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
  • I come from Greece and I am used to beautiful beaches and the sun. I did not expect to live this experience in LA though. The beach is really big, almost endless. The weather in March was hot enough to enjoy the ride and the walking but cold enough not to swim.
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