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Santa Monica State Beach

Ocean Ave at Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8300
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“life guards” (43 reviews)
“people watching” (138 reviews)
“rent a bike” (52 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 43 reviews
"people watching"
in 138 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 52 reviews
"bike path"
in 84 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 54 reviews
"southern california"
in 38 reviews
"wings"
in 48 reviews
"los angeles"
in 42 reviews
"ferris wheel"
in 60 reviews
"sand"
in 538 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 115 reviews
"parking"
in 316 reviews
"waves"
in 192 reviews
"sunset"
in 222 reviews
"volleyball"
in 53 reviews
"baywatch"
in 49 reviews
"surf"
in 106 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After seeing Hollywood with the dirty ness of its streets I was happy to see Santa Monica take a little more pride in keeping the streets clean. However it’s overwhelming how many homeless & crazy people linguine around. I don’t want to sound nasty as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well maintained beach area and very large area capable of holding a lot of people. Very clean and nice.

Thank lorimT1147VJ
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed at the Loew's hotel on the beach and each morning while my husband was in meetings, I would head out on a several mile walk by myself. There are lots of folks around doing many different activities, and although there are some homeless...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Parking and traffic is pretty bad on the weekends so keep that in mind, otherwise it was a cool place to hang out. The beach is pretty wide so it can be a bit of a walk but nothing crazy and bathrooms are provided.

Thank dairyberrys
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very wide beach with lots of possible activities - both if you want to be active or if you just want to relax, enjoy the sun, read a book and doing nothing else. But lots of other people - it is not a beach for...More

Thank Hans K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One can see why it is so popular on the beach, in the cycle paths and for strolling along. But in its magnificent bay setting it is very wide and oddly it is not so easy in some stretches to see the sea across the...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the prettiest beaches I've been too. The location is great and lots of fun activities on the pier nearby.

Thank brittneyraquel02
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Californian coast is littered with great, clean and sandy beaches. Great to take the kids/teens. The pier has some entertainment for people of all ages. And there is a great shopping area to walk around.

Thank Khuram A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of my son and parked on 2nd at car park which was only 6 dollars for 4 hours well worth it the beach is only 5 mins walk away clean beach and bridge crossing the busy highway. The pier...More

Thank Rose R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really wide, long and clean expanse of beach sand. Facilities are nearby if needed. Ideal and safe for family groups. Go early for parking.

Thank antis
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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
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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
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mmila88
February 26, 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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Bbngoc
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Superfresh85 | Reviewed this property |
Yes bathrooms are available!
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Derek S
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see any lockers
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