Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

4.2
#1 of 14 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 trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • The beach sand area is deep, clean, and well maintained. Lots to do in the area, and easy to find a great place to eat. The water looks nice, but a little trashy. I saw a few pollutants. Not everyone ...  more »
  • We walked from a shopping center in the center of Santa Monica and went to Santa Monica Beach from evening to night. I watched the beach as the sun went down and gradually, from Santa Monica Pier, but the contrast between the white sand beaches and the lights along the coast was beautiful.
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