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Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica

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Bask in the warm California sun on the white sand shores of Santa Monica Beach. Stretching over 4.82 km (3 mi) along the Santa Monica Bay, the beach is the area’s hub for outdoor activity, including swimming, surfing, and biking, as well as beachside eating and shopping. Take a nap in the sand after some beach volleyball or paddleboarding. Pack a picnic to enjoy, and don’t miss a chance to walk along Santa Monica Pier for a full array of eateries, souvenir shops, and street entertainment. Make Santa Monica Beach a part of your Santa Monica vacation plans using our Santa Monica vacation route planner.
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  • Wow! So many people. There was a line extending all the way back to the sidewalks from the pier of people waiting to go down. We abandoned that idea.  more »
  • Best way to see Santa Monica beach is by bike. We rented bikes and visited both Venice beach and Santa Monica beach. If you have time ride all the way to Marina del ray were it is the most scenic. It ...  more »
  • A wide beach with great atmosphere. The sunsets are beautiful there. Walk along the pier, you can climb in the attractions.
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