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Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles

4.2
#1 of 17 in Nature in Los Angeles
A bay bordered by a crescent-shaped shore between Malibu and Los Angeles, the mainland of Santa Monica Bay is lined with high-end property. Many piers and docks offer fishing and parking for private vessels. Some of the larger piers, such as Santa Monica Pier and Marina Del Rey, are full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. A fishing or boat tour helps you appreciate the California coast. Adrenaline-pumping water activities are also available. Use our Los Angeles trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Los Angeles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Well worth the stroll along the pathways running both north and south. The walk is lovely but also easy to rent skates, bikes or scooters from local vendors. Great place to people watch especially on ...  more »
  • from malibu to venus, all nice. we climbed a mountain in malibu, used a scooter(63 and this was the first time) in santa monica and drank in venice beach. all good.  more »
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  • We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
  • I come from Greece and I am used to beautiful beaches and the sun. I did not expect to live this experience in LA though. The beach is really big, almost endless. The weather in March was hot enough to enjoy the ride and the walking but cold enough not to swim.
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