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Santa Monica State Beach

Beach and Surf Spot
Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica
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  • Mshaari
    Mshaari3 days ago
    One of the best beaches in SoCal I love the sunset here
  • Miles N.
    Miles Ng5 days ago
    Sunset watching, people watching 👍🏼
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.1 week ago
    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 B2 weeks ago
    fab place to visit on a hot day
  • Keith S.
    Keith Smith3 weeks ago
    Hot beach! (Bring your sandals) but great place to get into the water to cool down!~
  • Nikos K.
    Amazing beach. Just that!
  • Djayy J.
    Really cool spot to hang out at night. Bring your happy materials.
  • Yuri V.
    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
    I loved Santa Monica. Theres a lot of space sand so the beach never looks full of poeple.
  • Fabiola H.
    The lobster
  • Hyun Ku K.
    It is always right to be there
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Sam M.
    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.
    Quintessential L.A. beach culture. People watch & feel inadequate. 🏖
  • Karla D.
    Everything here is amazing 😁
  • Ayman S.
    Ayman SirajMarch 13
    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
    Riding a bicycle on the beach is the best experience ever
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 28
    One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been too. Night life there is awesome as well.
  • Forrest
    ForrestFebruary 27
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Great getaway on a warm weather
  • Troy D.
    Troy DeversJanuary 27
    Beautiful and historic beach.
  • D. G.
    D. G.January 17
    One of my favorite beaches
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuJanuary 11
    🔥🔥🔥 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
    Pretty chill
  • Amol U.
    Amol UtrankarDecember 29, 2015
    Beautiful homes, clean beaches, great waves, and gorgeous weather (usually!)
  • Moodz M.
    Moodz MDecember 29, 2015
    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
  • Just A
    Just AOctober 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 P.
    Magic P.August 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 !
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