Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

#1 of 14 in Parks in Santa Monica
Must see · Beach · State Park
Bask in the warm California sun on the white sand shores of Santa Monica State 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 State Beach on your holiday in Santa Monica, and find out what else Santa Monica has to offer, use our Santa Monica.
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  • Garbage everywhere. The broad walk, nor the beach was well kept. A lot of kids and teenagers hanging out.  more »
  • Had places to skate, ride bikes and then the beach was clean. Not many choices to eat. Captured some good pictures though.  more »
  • I helped lifeguard, TRYING to impress on kids The Danger of the Powerful Undertow! Stay in water mostly below the knees! LOL I had a Near Death experience! Wave knocked me under, 20 ft of seaweed...  more »
  • No one's there .
  • A lot of surfing today
  • Good soft sand and plenty of waves to ride. No surfing.
  • The sunset is beautiful and the lights of the Ferris Wheel are in good harmony.
  • Love beach's.🤩😍

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