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Santa Monica State Beach

Beach and Surf Spot
Downtown Santa Monica, Los Angeles
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  • thuy l.
    thuy lienNovember 17
    Better than what I think. Thanks for sharing. http://howtoget.wiki/
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisNovember 16
    Really cool place, amazing beach, lovely weather and great views
  • VigRX P.
    VigRX PlusNovember 11
    nice place
  • Alkhuzama
    AlkhuzamaSeptember 22
    One of the best beach in LA twon😍
  • Mike J.
    Mike JohnsonSeptember 11
    Gorgeous views. Nice paths for skateboarding or biking.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaackSeptember 8
    Love it. Rent a bike and cycle all the way to Manhattan Beach. Great day spent in LA.
  • Naz A.
    Naz AL-donAugust 15
    It's good for a run, biking, or maybe a walk..... I don't recommend it for swimming though.
  • Julio E.
    The beach was good but it was a bit dirty and with garbage on it. Other than that, the pier, fair and view was good.
  • Mohammed A.
    Peaceful and relaxing place ❤️
  • Kimberly M.
    Going for a run w/trainer before sunrise. #Blessed
  • Renato S.
    Just a must go place.
  • Bjorn A.
    It's a beautiful beach.
  • Lexi
    LexiMarch 22
    Beach, skateboarding, scooter ing, biking, sunsets
  • Turgut Can K.
    Great way to start a day, walking here ;)
  • Boldan
    BoldanFebruary 16
    Funny people, great beach!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJanuary 25
    Relax and take in the sites, beautiful at sunset with the waves and the lights from the pier. Grab lunch at one of the many amazing food trucks that line up here!
  • Djoni S.
    Djoni SutjiJanuary 4
    Very nice beaches and very crowded 👍🏻
  • Khalid A.
    Wonderful beach
  • Khalid A.
    Amazing beach
  • Khalid A.
    A Wonderful beach
  • Lilith T.
    Lilith The CenobiteDecember 26, 2016
    It's a beautiful beach, & the boardwalk is fun. You have the promenade 3 blocks away. Theres concerts during the summer. It's all around great. Its crowded, but so what? its a beach. deal with it.
  • PureWow
    PureWowDecember 20, 2016
    Sure, it’s crowded, noisy, and that pier is a bit much for anyone who’s hit puberty. But if you discover anything more romantic than the image of its lighted Ferris wheel in the distance, let us know. Read more
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SebestaDecember 8, 2016
    A most beautiful beach!
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    During tourist season it gets pretty crowded but it's still a gorgeous beach. The pier is best enjoyed from afar as part of the view. Not very nice to actually go to.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DNovember 8, 2016
    Nice spot for a walk or relaxing under the sun!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlalawlaNovember 5, 2016
    Woooooow wooooow wooooow
  • Danny S.
    Danny SelvagOctober 28, 2016
    Nice beach. Has a great view of the pier at sunset.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Lovely beach by the pier. Good time for all 👍🏻
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielOctober 19, 2016
    Beautiful yet very crowded
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 18, 2016
    A little quieter the further north you go. Rent a bike from Venice and ride up and return up there and hang.
  • Jade T.
    Jade ThomasOctober 14, 2016
    Santa Monica beach is home to me
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱October 3, 2016
    Remember to bring your own court lines for beach volleyball! Also, no parking after sunset or you'll get a ticket.
  • muharrem s.
    muharrem sahinOctober 3, 2016
    Much better than Venice beach
  • Craig T.
    Craig TheroffSeptember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I park at temescal canyon and rollar blade to the Venice pier at Washington and back everyday . Google says 7.2 miles each way but I call it an even 15 miles both ways for a job well done...
  • Steven W.
    Steven WongSeptember 22, 2016
    Love it here, we had a blast on a beauty of a day.
  • Huaisi C.
    Huaisi CenSeptember 13, 2016
    The only place you can walk in LA
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.September 2, 2016
    Quintessential Southern California. The bike path runs to Venice, and the scenery is beautiful. Close to shopping centers and good restaurants. Pier is very pretty at night too.
    Upvoted Oct 11
  • Jaren G.
    Jaren GAugust 28, 2016
    Relaxation ✈️🔑
  • Luis D.
    Luis DominguezAugust 22, 2016
    Very nice place for walking
  • Mshaari bin Abdulaziz
    Mshaari bin AbdulazizAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best beaches in SoCal I love the sunset here
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgAugust 19, 2016
    Sunset watching, people watching 👍🏼
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.August 13, 2016
    An iconic landmark in SoCal. The water is clean and sand very soft. With the amusement park on the pier, it doesn't get much more picturesque.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BrookAugust 7, 2016
    fab place to visit on a hot day
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJuly 27, 2016
    Hot beach! (Bring your sandals) but great place to get into the water to cool down!~
  • Nikos K.
    Nikos KrodirasJuly 24, 2016
    Amazing beach. Just that!
  • Djayy J.
    Djayy JonesJuly 23, 2016
    Really cool spot to hang out at night. Bring your happy materials.
  • Yuri V.
    Yuri ValadesJuly 1, 2016
    Love this place... it´s a must... the typical place u expected to see in LA. And all the people is very easy going here
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    I loved Santa Monica. Theres a lot of space sand so the beach never looks full of poeple.
  • Fabiola H.
    Fabiola HernandezJune 11, 2016
    The lobster
  • Hyun Ku K.
    Hyun Ku KangJune 4, 2016
    It is always right to be there
  • Sam M.
    Sam MoellerMay 17, 2016
    This is so awesome beach of the world.It is so beautiful and i go to the my family and enjoy this beauty of beach.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 9, 2016
    Quintessential L.A. beach culture. People watch & feel inadequate. 🏖
  • Karla D.
    Karla DominguezMarch 21, 2016
    Everything here is amazing 😁
  • Ayman S.
    Ayman SirajMarch 13, 2016
    Get there early to find parking! Take a volleyball with you as there are many courts to play. Frisbee or football highly recommended.
  • Ahmad S.
    Ahmad SalahFebruary 28, 2016
    Riding a bicycle on the beach is the best experience ever
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 28, 2016
    One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been too. Night life there is awesome as well.
  • Forrest
    ForrestFebruary 27, 2016
    If you're just visiting for the boardwalk there is 2 hour parking available in a self pay lot close to the pier.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ColesFebruary 21, 2016
    Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Easy walk to Third Street and many options for parking. Generally very clean. Toilets available at certain points.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ColesFebruary 21, 2016
    Beautiful scenery, generally very clean, toilets and an easy walk from parking near Third Street or off the PCH.
  • Joshua V.
    Joshua Van DykFebruary 20, 2016
    Joshua Van Dyk thinks that Santa Monica Beach is where stunning meets iconic! This is a must see if you are visiting LA.
  • Thomas F.
    Thomas FraleyFebruary 16, 2016
    Becoming worse with the smell of pot. Like Venice smell of saltwater and pot. Took my kids and was very disappointed, wanted to leave right away
  • Irwan G.
    Irwan GunantoFebruary 9, 2016
    Great getaway on a warm weather
  • Troy D.
    Troy DeversJanuary 27, 2016
    Beautiful and historic beach.
  • D. G.
    D. G.January 17, 2016
    One of my favorite beaches
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuJanuary 11, 2016
    🔥🔥🔥 near the pier, restaurants, and promenade shops. Park in the structure attached to the outdoor mall, 90 mins free.
  • Isaac V.
    Isaac V.January 9, 2016
    Pretty chill
  • Amol U.
    Amol UtrankarDecember 29, 2015
    Beautiful homes, clean beaches, great waves, and gorgeous weather (usually!)
  • Moodz
    MoodzDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the sunset !
  • Stephane L.
    Stephane LabarqueDecember 8, 2015
    I like this place
  • JP S.
    JP SeralDecember 2, 2015
    Come here for a run, stay here for the sunset.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatOctober 31, 2015
    Awesome beach vibe- One of my favorites in SoCal
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 20, 2015
    Such a beautiful view of the ocean
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigOctober 20, 2015
    Not the cleanest beach ever, but it's right next to the pier and usually great weather.
  • Raneem A.
    Raneem Al GhaithOctober 19, 2015
    The beach nd santa pier ❤️
  • Gina E.
    Gina EstradaOctober 14, 2015
    This break my heart, is so dirty, the sand and the sea, but the view is awesome
  • A.N
    A.NOctober 14, 2015
    Although the parking is pricy, a lovely place to hang out
  • Dywuan B.
    Dywuan BrownOctober 13, 2015
    Amazing! You'll have the best time.
  • Waqas I.
    Waqas IqbalOctober 13, 2015
    A perfect nice clean beach.....
  • Kaitlyn G.
    Kaitlyn GaglioOctober 2, 2015
    Ferris wheel!
  • Manal A.
    Manal Al-ManieOctober 1, 2015
    I love Santa Monica beach
  • tarah k.
    tarah kuceraSeptember 26, 2015
    walk the boardwalk and see all the great things
  • Baha
    BahaSeptember 19, 2015
    Time fly in here😍😍😍
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CardonaSeptember 18, 2015
    The lovley walk you have on the pier and amazing art and street performances. Pacific Park is super fun for the whole family.
  • Magic
    MagicAugust 23, 2015
    Very cold...
  • Karina O.
    Karina OlivaAugust 16, 2015
    Pretty good bringing the kids to the pier
  • Andy W.
    Andy WestAugust 15, 2015
    Great beach and many attractions for kids on the pier
  • Karlsson M.
    Karlsson MartinAugust 12, 2015
    Clean and crowded in the weekend
  • Mohammad F.
    Mohammad FetyaniAugust 11, 2015
    Santa monica is the best place to stay in LA , the beach is clean and the pier have many options to the kids to play or eat , and the views is fantastic
  • Lou O.
    Lou OrtJuly 28, 2015
    The Sunsets Are Always Awsome! The Majestic Of The Pier @ Night Is Always A Joy !
  • Sally S.
    Sally SalamaJuly 24, 2015
    Breathtaking view
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 19, 2015
    The place where The Lost Boys filmed
  • California Girl
    California GirlJuly 14, 2015
    The vibe, the sun, the waves. Its perfect.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BurtonJune 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun fun fun. Nice beach bathrooms too.
  • aidonna25 A.
    Nice place to walk in the evening! Very romantic)😍😍😍
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  • Bry'n W.
    Bry'n Williams Sr.May 21, 2015
    Carnival setting is perfect for the wife and kid.
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayMay 12, 2015
    Beautiful, but crowded
  • Norma E.
    Norma EvansMay 11, 2015
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  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FoxMay 5, 2015
    Though in LA from anywhere in the wonderful sunsets here are beautiful in their own way! It is worth a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller coaster! 🇺🇸
  • Kelsie B.
    Kelsie BuckApril 30, 2015
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  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 26, 2015
    Beautiful place beautiful people and extensive selection of restaurants. Luv this place!
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariApril 20, 2015
    Beach not so wow...but definitely have to visit the pier and walk in Santa Monica above beach
  • Frank P.
    Frank PatrizioApril 2, 2015
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  • Numan G.
    Numan GolukcuMarch 17, 2015
    Peacefull !
  • Lisa U.
    Lisa UlloaMarch 9, 2015
    Love this beach but will never go back on Valentine's Day if it lands on a weekend again! Super packed not good!!!
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna ColomasFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful sunsets
  • Michael S.
    Michael SzymanskiFebruary 17, 2015
    Always packed!
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernFebruary 7, 2015
    Wide, white beautiful beaches but only has a few good cafes and restaurants by the beach. Rent a bicycle to get around!
  • Metin A.
    Metin ArslanFebruary 6, 2015
    One of the best place that i saw for a summer time. People must see in a lifetime.
  • Ali T.
    Ali TopbasFebruary 2, 2015
    Come to see sunset ...
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamJanuary 29, 2015
    Great sunset spot
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 27, 2015
    I love taking visiting guests here. Huge beach then walk to the pier. Totally LA experience!
  • Evelyn P.
    Evelyn PessanhaJanuary 8, 2015
    perfect place
  • Frank P.
    Frank PatrizioDecember 29, 2014
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  • Jose T.
    Jose TorresDecember 23, 2014
    One of the best beaches Ive been to.
  • gizem i.
    gizem istanbulDecember 22, 2014
    super crowded at night, was smelly when I was there but not sure if that's a persisent thing, the ocean is super relaxing. Sit on the beaches at night.
  • Lillian S.
    Lillian SwordDecember 19, 2014
    We went to several beaches during our trip to California. The width of the beaches was the thing that impressed me most. It's a LONG walk from the beginning of the sand to the ocean.
  • Wayner B.
    Wayner BechelliDecember 10, 2014
    The real California Dreamin'!
  • Wen Z.
    Wen ZhengDecember 1, 2014
    I like here... Very beautiful...
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥November 22, 2014
    Nice but not quite
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 14, 2014
    If you're on the pier in the summer keep an eye out for dolphins who can frequently be spotted
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 11, 2014
    The baywatch scenery. Don't miss it.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LeberSeptember 17, 2014
    Having fun.
  • Lee C.
    Lee CroucherSeptember 15, 2014
    Amazing beach, amazing pier, amazing sunsets - get to the pier for 19:30 for sunsets
  • Lady Steinberg
    Lady SteinbergSeptember 12, 2014
    Beautiful beach, fun boardwalk with food, shops and vendors. Fishing on the pier. Showers at the beach.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandSeptember 12, 2014
    I love it here. Just sit and enjoy.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HofflandSeptember 7, 2014
    Late lunch at the pier
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 6, 2014
    This is the larger and more crowded beach in LA.
  • michelle b.
    michelle bSeptember 1, 2014
    Longest walk to the water everrrrrrrr
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChangAugust 27, 2014
    Park along Palisades Park and walk down to the beach to avoid expensive parking!
  • Gregg L.
    Gregg LegutkiAugust 26, 2014
    All you see
  • Sagar S.
    Sagar SapreAugust 22, 2014
    You should check the Restaurants on the Pier. Some of them are so good.
  • Nashwa A.
    Nashwa AlMazroueiAugust 22, 2014
    Seafood chilli soup, the snails are so good.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 15, 2014
    A walk from the 3rd St. Promenade down Ocean Ave. to the beach is a pleasant scenic alternative to the crowding of the beachside parking.
  • Jeanette I.
    Jeanette IrekvistAugust 10, 2014
    Playground for smaller kids just south of the pier. Showers available at the restroom area
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 10, 2014
    Good California beach. Lots of activities and great spot for picture taking!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BlankAugust 9, 2014
    Bachelorette party! !!
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GonzalezJuly 15, 2014
    This place is amazing!! Be careful the sand is thick!!
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FloresJune 27, 2014
    Get there early as parking can be a pain!
  • andri p.
    andri permanaJune 26, 2014
    Santa Monica . USA . CA
  • Phoebe S.
    Phoebe SlatteryJune 19, 2014
    Can I bring my dog?
  • İbrahim D.
    İbrahim DemirJune 16, 2014
    Dont forget to bring your running shoes and sun cream :)
  • Joygrace H.
    Joygrace HarmonyMay 28, 2014
    Bring a sweater it gets cold especially if u r not in menopause.
  • Ketan S.
    Ketan SampatMay 17, 2014
    Beautiful beach! Very well maintained.
  • al l.
    al ludwigsApril 27, 2014
    Great surf.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I just swam immediately after eating. I feel great.
  • Healthy M.
    Healthy McFitMarch 8, 2014
    Park your car, take your shirt off, walk down to the sand, throw a towel down, lay down and then smile. If you do it in this exact order, I promise you will be satisfied.
  • Bubsy
    BubsyJanuary 27, 2014
    Wear sunscreen! The sun is brutal in Southern California.
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SalatineDecember 11, 2013
    Stunning scenery, beautiful people and good restaurants!
  • Typhoong
    TyphoongNovember 2, 2013
    You can ride a bike on endless beach and pier is very nice place to fun!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BurbackNovember 1, 2013
    Get out there and get your feet wet. Don't forget to take pictures!
  • Bobbi-Lea D.
    Bobbi-Lea DionysiusOctober 11, 2013
    Lava Flow cocktail is THE best drink Eva!!! Tastes like an iceberg spider float but with alcohol. :)))
  • Caren R.
    Caren RichSeptember 25, 2013
    Freedom running on The beach
  • Steven R.
    Steven RobbinsAugust 13, 2013
    Nice area to explore
  • Scott G.
    Scott GoinsAugust 11, 2013
    Nice place to relax for the day reminds me a little of the Steel Pier at Atlantic City but way better beach and view.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Soak up the sun on Santa Monica Beach, then window shop at Santa Monica Place.
  • Jasmine V.
    Jasmine VazquezJuly 30, 2013
    Beautiful views!
  • Delene 하.
    Delene 하늘July 29, 2013
    Santa Monica state beach is just beautiful! its best when you go with the crowds! and i like to ride one of those roller coaster near there haha its nice and i like the views and areas around too!^^
  • Nat J.
    Nat JaimesJuly 23, 2013
    Absolutely gorgeous. .will return
  • Monique C.
    Monique Casillas CruzJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit @SelvedgeGoods #vintage #fashiontruck every wed from 11am-4pm on Ocean + Broadway!
  • Sebastian S.
    Sebastian StockartJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your bikes and ride to Venice Beach. Just nice.
  • null 2.
    null 2July 1, 2013
    Go to the roller coaster!
  • Hyouk K.
    Hyouk KwonApril 14, 2013
    Stay tune for 'Santa Monica', sung by Savage Garden.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SmithFebruary 23, 2013
    Enjoy the view and catch some fresh ocean breeze on the top of the roller coaster.
  • Sebastian S.
    Sebastian StockartFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rent a bike and go all the way to Venice Beach. Awesome view!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MOctober 29, 2012
    Quite a hike to the water, but it's worth it.
  • John L.
    John Legend ✯October 15, 2012
    It's one of the best places to have your weekend spent on. You'll never regret it. Especially watching the sunset in the shore while your feet is on the beach catching waves. Paradise.
  • Prab S.
    Prab SinghSeptember 3, 2012
    Tip: Come to the beach before it gets too cold and the sun goes down!
  • David S.
    David SSeptember 2, 2012
    Great people watching location and smell of a clean crisp beach!
  • Robin .
    Robin 😎July 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go early in the morning for choice parking and claim your spot on the beach.
  • Erik @ S.
    Erik @ SC VapesJuly 17, 2012
    Make sure to put on sun block
  • Georg L.
    Georg Los AngelesJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Running at the Beach is the best JETLAG killer
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MarshJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Shred the foamies!
  • Degree Men
    Degree MenJune 27, 2012
    This is a beach shared by locals and tourists where comfortable small rollers can be found. Good place for beginners, just make sure to avoid getting in the way of others.
  • Es K.
    Es KMay 27, 2012
    Cruisin ^^
  • Emily C.
    Emily ConlonMay 9, 2012
    Santa Monica has free metered parking on Sundays, city-wide.
  • Kayley G.
    Kayley GallaherApril 25, 2012
    Checking-in on April 25th? Come check out the dinosaur that was spotted by the Pier! #DinoInLA
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BullisApril 1, 2012
    Beach is lovely today after the rain. Cool, with Spring air...
  • Elena
    ElenaMarch 25, 2012
    This is my go to beach.
  • Kat
    KatMarch 22, 2012
    parking is difficult by the pier; park in one of the structures and walk a few blocks to get to the beach
  • Gisele M.
    Gisele MinguitoMarch 18, 2012
    its a great place!
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    Love coming here for a nice walk. #HELLO
  • Alesya G.
    Alesya GolubMarch 9, 2012
    the ocean...the housw
  • Emily G.
    Emily GresbrinkMarch 3, 2012
    OCEAN! Did you see it/touch it?
  • Leah H.
    Leah HengelFebruary 21, 2012
    Park off Broadway and 4th-$1/hour parking with a 9$ max. Close to the beach and shopping/restaurants.
  • Saint Patrick R.L.
    Saint Patrick R.L.February 11, 2012
    Cool, calm, and casual -GTP™
  • Sharon E.
    Sharon ExleyDecember 25, 2011
    The beach is all good!
  • moti k.
    moti kahanaDecember 16, 2011
    Funny the other side is our guys at Taiwan, next time I am swimming
  • Eric k.
    Eric kimDecember 10, 2011
    Bring leash
  • Steve G.
    Steve GrahamDecember 4, 2011
    This beach has WiFi! You can have the surf lapping at your toes while you update your blog!
  • Rio A.
    Rio AndikaNovember 4, 2011
    hang out with friends n bring sunscreen !!!
  • DubstepFitness.com
    DubstepFitness.comOctober 30, 2011
    Walk to Venice from here and walk back. You'll have a awesome time just people watching and enjoying the beach view. Smile and say hi to everyone and the merchants will give you a discount
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This water is freezing, what the heck! Lots of bikers, bladers, walkers.
  • Cheearra E.
    Cheearra EsquerraOctober 24, 2011
    Parking in the main lot is $8.00 and they only accept cash!
  • Emma G.
    Emma GooOctober 22, 2011
    People watch; bring a sketchbook or camera. Feel the sand beneath yer feet. Enjoy the immensity of the sea. Stop by a divey hole in the wall; beer it up. Churro. Rent a cruiser. Ferris wheel it. Relax
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonOctober 9, 2011
    Check out Ocean Park area south of the pier, north of Venice.
  • Lizzie A.
    Lizzie AgraSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're heading to the beach to play volleyball, the courts next to the pier are the best. Pier blocks the wind and these courts have lights. ;)
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergSeptember 13, 2011
    Nothing os more relaxing than spending the day here & staring out at the ocean.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PicosSeptember 8, 2011
    Always nice to have a walk on the beach with a loved one
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 3, 2011
    You can rent lowrider chopper bikes by the hour :)
  • Bill S.
    Bill SebaldAugust 31, 2011
    Bring bikinis.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RosaAugust 30, 2011
    Playground just off beach. Great for kids!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RosaAugust 30, 2011
    Park in the public parking garages and walk down the pier to the beach. Free parking first two hours.
  • Jonno C.
    Jonno CohnAugust 19, 2011
    Dont go in the water. Its contaminated. Seriously
  • Dwayne F.
    Dwayne FelicianoAugust 18, 2011
    Don't forget to bring a towel!!
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  • Justyn M.
    Justyn MoroJuly 31, 2011
    Parking stinks.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NeelyJuly 24, 2011
    Men's restroom has no doors on the stalls. Awkward...
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the beach near the pier. Much calmer scene when you head up a bit north, and a much cooler scene down south closer to Venice.
  • Mayumi M.
    Mayumi MiyasatoJuly 16, 2011
    If you're only going to stay for a while do the short-term two hour parking meters, just drive down Ocean Avenue & you'll find signs for them. otherwise pay the $8 all day!
  • Holly M.
    Holly MichaelJune 29, 2011
    The sun is perfect here, you don't get too dark or red...jusssttt relaxing and tan
  • Keiichi S.
    Keiichi ShibuyaMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring handlotion, chapstick and sunscreen.
  • AlexilSecco
    AlexilSeccoMay 15, 2011
    I'd rest here, forever.
  • Lacet
    LacetApril 25, 2011
    fav one dude
  • Elliot Y.
    Elliot YoMarch 1, 2011
    Smoke a bowl on the beach
  • ENVI A.
    ENVI AZFebruary 13, 2011
    Make it to the Pacific Ocean at least once in a life time.
  • Trails.com
    Trails.comJanuary 28, 2011
    The Santa Monica Beach Bike Path extends from Will Rogers State Beach, at its northern terminus, south through Venice and Marina Del Rey to the bridge that crosses Ballona Creek. Read more
  • Oliver H.
    Oliver HolmesOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free parking on Ocean Ave. after 6 pm
  • Joy
    JoySeptember 4, 2010
    You often spot dolphins swimming near the shore in summertime. Awesome sight!
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweAugust 23, 2010
    ...meet up with friends, catch some sun-rays, have a picnic, and enjoy the time together!
  • Phidiza
    PhidizaAugust 15, 2010
    volleyball fun with beach bums
  • ucla dell rep
    ucla dell repAugust 11, 2010
    Awesome Beach for summer. What's awesome for back to school? No brainer! Get free memory upgrades on Dell's most popular laptops for back to school. Learn more http://dell.to/ciRCgd
  • Cami K.
    Cami KalmanJuly 30, 2010
    nothing beats escaping to the beach
  • Dave E.
    Dave EricksonJuly 1, 2010
    Free city wide wifi on beach but is a little spotty
  • Brian A.
    Brian AucoinMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Perry's only charges $5 for vitamin water
  • James S.
    James SuppleApril 13, 2010
    Just listen to the ocean and breath the air
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsMarch 22, 2010
    Longest walk to the water EVER.
  • Heather S.
    Heather ScottFebruary 27, 2010
    Go on a grey almost rainy day and have the beach to yourself.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BNovember 1, 2009
    park in the short term numbered spaces south of pico. 2 bucks fir 2 hours.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CooperAugust 31, 2009
    face-plant while trying to boogie board
  • Rachael  D.
    Rachael  DeppAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    go to the arcade for Pacman & air hockey :)
  • Justine  E.
    Justine  EzarikJuly 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    bring sunscreen!!
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy Geranin1 week ago
    Пляжи немного отличаются от венисских. Короче прибрежная полоса. И волны что ли больше.
  • Martha P.
    Martha PerezOctober 3
    Agusto, opciones para comer estacionamiento en centro comercial facil vista muy lindas y con suerte te topas algun rodaje de pelicula
  • Cemalettin M.
    Los Angeles veya 'West Coast' gezisinde istemenizde rotanız buraya düşecek ve ben nereye geldim diyeceksiniz. Çok uzun ve çook geniş, tertemiz, düzenli, pürüzsüz bir plajda Pasifik çok keyifli🌊👍🏽
  • Glow C.
    El muelle es muy lindo. Las fotos salen perfectas desde ahí. Tienes que llegar hasta el fin del muelle.
  • Albndri1993
    😍⛅️👍🏼Nice View
  • Wilson C.
    Praia linda!
  • Lau U.
    Lau UApril 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Agua fría pero agradable para pasar unas horas. Lleven sombrilla, tapete, agua, bloqueador y toallas para resistir el sol.
  • Fernando S.
    Tiene un muelle lleno de artistas callejeros de gran calidad
  • Inferno G.
    Aquí encuentras desde un souvenir, restaurantes, hasta atracciones mecánicas. No te lo puedes perder.
  • Ece👑
    Ece👑March 26
    amazing ✌💙
  • Türker S.
    Eh işte gibi
  • Grivy I.
    Grivy IndonesiaFebruary 3
    Hal yang paling ikonik di sini adalah taman bermain dan akuarium yang berpadu dengan pantai menawarkan pemandangan spektakuler dan sangat enjoyable. Read more
  • Homar J.
    Homar JackoDecember 16, 2016
    Uno de los atardeceres más impactantes
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CamachoOctober 16, 2016
    Un lugar único, histórico y con una hermosa vista. Y el final de la Ruta 66!
  • 💕Mine Y.
    💕Mine Y. 💕September 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    👍🏻☀️☺️great
  • 🌸Nahla🌸
    🌸Nahla🌸August 24, 2016
    شاطئ جميل .. جو عليل و تشوروز لذيذ مكان جميل جدا يستحق الزيارة من الشاطئ المول و المطاعم
  • Cemil A.
    Cemil AksoyAugust 15, 2016
    Cok buyuk plaji ve inanilmaz guclu dalgalari olan bir yer.. Dalgalara dikkat :)
  • Jordanne S.
    Jordanne ScarpatoAugust 4, 2016
    Idéal pour faire une balade ! Magnifique
  • éM Saif
    éM SaifJuly 30, 2016
    الجالية ال*****ّ* هنا تتكاثر بالإنشطار.. حبُّي لهم ♥️
  • تركي مطرب فواز
    يمكن هو أجمل شاطيء بكاليفورنيا نظيف ومرتب ، وفيه ألعاب جميلة، بس يعيبه أن المواقف بفلوس وغالية شوي . أخذت موقف جنب الشاطيء ٣ساعات بـ ١٠ دولار ، الأفضل تروح بأوبر.
  • Alena L.
    Alena LaPerlaJune 27, 2016
    Здорово, но ооочень много народа
  • Katerina M.
    Katerina MizonovaJune 6, 2016
    Мое любимое место на земле. Ничего особенного нет;) кроме огромного пляжа, океана, простора и воздуха. Ощущение счастья. Кататься на роликах, как в кино и просто гулять. Вкусняшки ням-нам на пирсе.
  • M.ismail Ö.
    M.ismail ÖzkanJune 2, 2016
    Çok temiz ve gözünün görebildiği heryer kum
  • Won-Kyung S.
    Won-Kyung SungMarch 19, 2016
    파도가 정말 멋진 곳이네요.
  • Kirill B.
    Kirill BalakhtinFebruary 23, 2016
    Шикарный закат
  • Alejandro L.
    Alejandro LlanoFebruary 6, 2016
    Imperdible de la ciudad
  • Maribel G.
    muchas actividades par divertirse
  • م. سـﻉـُود بِن راشِـد 🇸🇦
    Best place ever "SANTA MONICA" ✨🚴🏼🎡🌈
  • Ricardo
    RicardoNovember 18, 2015
    La playa está más limpia que en Venice Beach.
  • Jawahir M.
    Jawahir MNovember 16, 2015
    المكان الرايق ❤️
  • Flávio N.
    Flávio N.November 7, 2015
    Lindo píer
  • Maria Ines R.
    Maria Ines RuizOctober 17, 2015
    Playa muy concurrida y linda. Se toma el sol y rico el mar, pero hay mucha gente y vendedores ambulantes. No es tranquila.
  • Ibrahim U.
    Ibrahim UçarOctober 7, 2015
    Sahil , okyanus bir harika
  • Genaro A.
    Genaro AvilesOctober 6, 2015
    ¡El agua está helada! ❄️
  • Haruki T.
    Haruki TakeuchiSeptember 24, 2015
    route66の終端。景色が綺麗。
  • German S.
    German ServinSeptember 23, 2015
    Excelente lugar para caminar,lástima que la playa aveces esta muy sucia
  • Basel A.
    Basel AlsuwailemSeptember 21, 2015
    شاطئ جميييييييل 👍
  • Abdurrhman A.
    Abdurrhman AlajmiSeptember 5, 2015
    من أفضل الشواطئ اللي زرتها، شاطئ جميل وفيه حياة، فيه pier مميز أيضًا ومطاعم مشهورة وملاهي بسيطة .. مكان مميز ومنظر الغروب رااائع
  • Eduardo C.
    Bellísimo lugar con un aire de nostalgia.
  • María O.
    María O SandovalAugust 14, 2015
    Mucho que ver, buen ambiente!
  • 현우 이.
    현우 이August 1, 2015
    사람들이 핫해서 좋은데 바다가 딱히 깨끗하진 않아요
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GuerreroJune 29, 2015
    Un lugar mágico e increíble!!! Hacer ejercicio, caminar, comer, comprar o simplemente sentarte a ver la puesta de sol!!! Mágico!
  • Harold R.
    Harold RodriguezJune 11, 2015
    Me encantó!
  • Servind 0.
    Servind 0June 10, 2015
    qse não é lindo . .
  • Натали В.
    Самый лучший пляж, чистый, большой... И есть парк аттракционов, что не может не радовать!))
  • Max C.
    Max CarmonaMay 31, 2015
    La playa y el puerto estan muy bonitos y hay artistas indy muy buenos
  • Max C.
    Max CarmonaMay 31, 2015
    El ambiente de la playa es muy agradable
  • Sofia S.
    Sofia ShemiakinaMay 4, 2015
    Большой пляж.Есть стоянка на 2 часа и на весь день.Одинокие серферы катаются на невысоких волнах
  • Luiza A.
    Luiza AndradeApril 20, 2015
    Vista maravilhosa. Excelente local para curtir com a família e apreciar um bom hot dog!!
  • Ali T.
    Ali TopbasFebruary 2, 2015
    Sunset zamani mutlaka gelinmeli foto makinasi unutulmamali
  • Leyla C.
    Leyla CoşkunJanuary 21, 2015
    Okyanusla buluşma vakti😊
  • Anna T.
    Anna TerentievaJanuary 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Большая вода - это круто)) а организация всей инфраструктуры для отдыха - замечательная! Особенно для людей из не высокоразвитых стран))
  • Oscr C.
    Oscr Ca ADecember 31, 2014
    Visítenlo de día y de noche es muy distinto
  • Евгения Щ.
    Лучшие закаты в Санта-Монике. Океан холодный даже в конце июля. Днем очень людно, почти Сочи. Но пейзаж отменный! Здесь снимают кино. :)
  • Federica D.
    Federica Di MauroSeptember 3, 2014
    da bere una birra fresca sul pontile, nel locale di Bubba Gump
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry SchitoffJuly 17, 2014
    Много мест,где можно поесть Lobster-по манернее -соответственно морепродукты,Bubba Gamp-по проще ,креветки и пиво,купатся слева ,если смотреть на океан,также отель California,якобы тот самый)))
  • Paul N.
    Paul NguyenMay 31, 2014
    nhộm nhoạm hơi giống sầm sơn
  • Mert S.
    Mert SakaMay 31, 2014
    Rüzgar ve güneş :)
  • Алексей М.
    Очень красивый пляж. Парковка на 2 часа 4$
  • TC Ozan I.
    TC Ozan IştahlıJanuary 18, 2014
    10 numara bir plaj..lunapark..sahil..Deniz. .Kum. Güneş. .Tüm sporları yapabilme imkanı. Gece Venedik plajında eğlence sonuç olarak harika bir yer
  • Алексей М.
    Очень хороший ресторан Red Lobster. Самый вкусные лобстеры в ЛА
  • Alfredo P.
    Alfredo PNovember 4, 2013
    Excelente para fotos!
  • ANGEL C.
    ANGEL CORLEONEOctober 2, 2013
    UNA PLAYA PARA RECORRER X LA MADRUGADA Y SENTIR LA ADRENALINA DEL MAR !
  • Hun S.
    Hun ShimMay 24, 2013
    멋진 해변과 고운 모래, 아직은 바람이 차다
  • Alper C.
    Alper CengizMarch 26, 2013
    Okyanus ve kumla dans etmek konulu mekana hoş geldiniz. Tadını çıkarın.
  • Daniela V.
    Daniela VelaFebruary 25, 2013
    yaaay playita y musculos
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry SergeevFebruary 16, 2013
    Парковка стоит 8 баксов.
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