Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica

4.3
#1 of 13 in Outdoors in Santa Monica
#State Park, #Beach, #Must See
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. To visit Santa Monica Beach on your holiday in Santa Monica, and find out what else Santa Monica has to offer, use our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Was so glad to see the water and walk on the beach but seeing all the homeless people and druggies was sad. Certainly detracted from what we expected to be a nice outing.  more »
  • I love it here! Wonderful beach walking and biking and beautiful views. Wide walking and biking paths -Lots of places to stop and enjoy a beer (or coffee/sandwich)  more »
  • No beach better than the Brazilian beaches ... that "farofa", drinks and food stands on the beach at all times.. but the Californian beaches has its beauties. Do not forget to enjoy the sunset in a ride on the Ferris wheel of the pier! Beautiful view!
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