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 Santa Monica trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Santa Monica, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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A wonderful beach with a lot of wonderful waves! Maybe too much people during the summer of course but this is the game. Love this place more »
One of the most beatiful place to see in LA.I loved walking around and taking lots of pictures,meeting with people and enjoying the food.It has lots to offer for visitors such as food and places to... more »
We love coming here in the fall when it is mostly adults out for a stroll or sitting on the beach catching the sunset. more »
Very comfortable beach to be with your family and all the people around is nice and funny also you can have a great day
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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