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Santa Monica State Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8300
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“life guards” (44 reviews)
“homeless people” (94 reviews)
“people watching” (140 reviews)
LOCATION
Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica
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310-458-8300
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"life guards"
in 44 reviews
"homeless people"
in 94 reviews
"people watching"
in 140 reviews
"rent bikes"
in 38 reviews
"bike path"
in 85 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 54 reviews
"southern california"
in 38 reviews
"wings"
in 49 reviews
"los angeles"
in 42 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 60 reviews
"sand"
in 547 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 119 reviews
"parking"
in 327 reviews
"waves"
in 194 reviews
"sunset"
in 222 reviews
"volleyball"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I liked the SM Beach...good overall visit. Venice Beach has an element of interesting craziness that’s dissipated by the time you get to SM. Now what is needed are probably more beech like spots to eat and drink versus heading back to your hotel. Big...More

Thank Yves S
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Reviewed yesterday

Can get crowded, but is a nice beach. Great views surrounding you, and plenty of activities on the foreshore.

Thank Ronchelle B
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Reviewed yesterday

So many people on this lovely beach meant this was an interesting place to watch an array of behaviours.

Thank whittallfamily
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so wandering around the beach, plenty of space and no issues with people trying to sell you things

Thank Laurel_265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on a weekend so we did expect a crowd but this beach is not well-maintained. We have experienced better beach spots in Southern CA. Lots of debris & bits of trash in the sand. Very limited washroom facilities & found only one spot...More

Thank ljh114
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good place to go for a bath. Most of the locals are bringing bug BBQ, tents chairs +++. Np chair to rent, Brung a towel, sunscreen and parasol.

Thank Haggis170
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a lovely place to walk around for the day. Just looking at the houses by the beach, seeing what the boardwalk has to offer, and letting the kids play in the sand - it was a nice afternoon!

Thank jmasc1
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a heatwave and a weekend so we expected it to be busy. The water was very cool and pretty refreshing but a bit of a mess. The tide was coming in and the surf lifesavers require a huge no go zone to get...More

Thank Culinarykids
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach great the Santa Monica pier. Usually not that crowded but there can be a ton of traffic on PCH on the weekend during the summer trying to get to the beach.

Thank UdiyaR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Santa Monica for a day in early July. Other than the Pier there was so much more to do in particular shopping and lots of places for lunch and dinner. Next time we visit L.A we would stay at Santa Monica.

Thank Nigel C
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
...More
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Mandi H
22 May 2018|
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Response from ALSS-OZ | Reviewed this property |
Santa Monica beach is kid friendly - heaps of eating options, can’t recall kayaks for rent. Close to shops also.
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irene742018
29 April 2018|
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Response from MMandSM | Reviewed this property |
Ment to write LINES are short, we went at 3pm
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mmila88
26 February 2018|
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Response from Marcial G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring a cooler with your drinks and food, I don’t think alcoholic beverages are allowed.
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