Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

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Must see · Beach · State Park
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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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  • Beautiful long and wide sandy beach. Clean and well maintained. Water starts shallow and gradually deepens, which is a good thing. 
    Beautiful long and wide sandy beach. Clean and well maintained. Water starts shallow and gradually deepens, which is a good thing.  more »
  • This beach, south of Santa Monica Pier is a great place for a beach walk. You walk down onto the Pier from Ocean Ave. Once on the Pier you can walk on either side of the Pier to enjoy the view. The... 
    This beach, south of Santa Monica Pier is a great place for a beach walk. You walk down onto the Pier from Ocean Ave. Once on the Pier you can walk on either side of the Pier to enjoy the view. The...  more »
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  • Nothing spectacular but it is a nice beach to spend an afternoon. Quite crowded in the weekends. Plenty of food options nearby as well.
  • It was very fun, great restaurants, games and rides

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