Santa Monica Bay, Santa Monica

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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 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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  • Santa Monica Bay is a bight of the Pacific Ocean in California, United States. It is home to many beaches including Santa Monica state beach and Malibu lagoon state beach. We visited Santa Monica...  more »
  • Great for sunsets, although usually its the gloomy California skies in May when I visited. Great vibes and generally clean.  more »
  • Really nice place to wonder for few hours, when the weather is good even more. Really clean. מקום נחמד להסתובב מומלץ לבוא רצועה ענקית  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awsome!!!!

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