Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

4.2
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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 trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Very clean with lots of space, pier facilities nearby and we also got to see 2 dolphins swimming quite near the shoreline; not everyday you get to see this. Spend a good few hours sunbathing and had a...  more »
  • Gorgeous beach: wide, comfortable. No paid sunbeds, and lying quite a bit. Probably not the season (mid-November), but it was very warm: 29 degrees, the ocean is cold to swim, but wishing too were.
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