Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

4.2
#1 of 15 in Outdoors in Santa Monica
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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  • Walked along the beach for a couple miles and took in all of natures wonderful gifts of that day. Sand was hot and water was cool, perfect beach weather.  more »
  • Nice beach with beautiful sand and good water for a paddle/bodyboard. It can get a bit busy around the pier side though but great for kids and adults. Ample parking but expensive by the pier.  more »

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