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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 a great getaway from the city. If you are a local or just in LA visiting and don't have too much time/or a car, Santa Monica is the beach to hit up. It is accessible by Metro using the...  more »
  • Well maintained, full of bars and restaurants nearby, you can go to the pier which extends to the sea giving opportunities for good pictures of the Bay.
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  • The Santa Monica Bay is extremely beautiful, stretching from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Many beautiful beaches to choose from with great views of the city and even Catalina island. After driving or walki...  more »

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