Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

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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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  • So disappointed with this beach and all of Santa Monica. It’s as if the govt doesn’t care at all. It is overrun with homeless who not just sleep on the beach and parks but use it as an outhouse... 
    So disappointed with this beach and all of Santa Monica. It’s as if the govt doesn’t care at all. It is overrun with homeless who not just sleep on the beach and parks but use it as an outhouse...  more »
  • Not much more to say. Nice place for sunsets and lots of sand. Interesting to view the waterfront of Santa Monica. 
    Not much more to say. Nice place for sunsets and lots of sand. Interesting to view the waterfront of Santa Monica.  more »
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  • The beach is very big and clean. There are so many things to do at the pier. Various kind of rides and local food shops at the pier makes it a happening place. We tried coffee and veggie burger at two nearby shops and though little crowded, they were worth the wait. Be sure to keep masks with you, entrance in the shops without mask is restricted. There are also bicycle rentals just after the public parking area at the beach. The parking is available from sunrise to sunset with 7$ fee. There are many sand volleyball courts too. We loved our time there and will visit it soon.
  • Nice clean beach. not a lot going on but nice for swimming on a hot day and catching a beautiful sunset.

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