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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  • This state beach is very big. Parking is usually convenient in one of the close by parking slots. The are homeless people but the are harmless. Overall the beach is safe thanks to local law enforcemen...  more »
  • Convenient parking with lots of food either on the adjacent pier or along Ocean Blvd. Great are to enjoy the SoCal ambiance.  more »
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