Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica

4.2
#1 of 14 in Parks in Santa Monica
Must see · Beach · State Park
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.
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  • Spent a beautiful day at the beach. Plenty of space. Nice walking path. Close to food and fun. Fun place to people watch.  more »
  • The homeless problem is significantly worse than when we visited just a few years ago. Today we were pursued by a homeless individual for more than 200 yards along Palisades Park while he screamed...  more »
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