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- 98%Family Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 59%Local Culture
- 59%Spiritual Seekers
User Reviews (77 Reviews)
- Santa Monica State BeachAmbassador
- Santa Monica State BeachOct 19, 2013
Gorgeous beach is one of West LA's stunners, even if the water isn't always the cleanest and the crowds of families and tourists can get overwhelming on summer weekends in July and August. Head to the pier for carnival fun and outdoor music concerts in summer, and look for the end of Route 66 sign on the bluff tops in Palisades Park, which has walking paths and ocean overlooks.
- Santa Monica State BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 13, 2013
One of LA's best beaches! The sand is soft and the beach is broad. You can surf in a couple of spots - south of the pier is best (come early before its blown out). There are playgrounds here for kids, and while you are not super far from the town of santa monica, its far enough that you should pack a picnic. Parking can be brutal, especially on the weekends in summer, so the earlier you arrive the better!
- Santa Monica State BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 13, 2013
Santa Monica State Beach covers a lot of ground but the section where the Annenberg Community Beach House is located is the most kid friendly section of beach in the area - babies and toddlers abound and there is a place to eat.
- Santa Monica State BeachMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersMay 31, 2013
Play at the beach or go to the Santa Monica Pier. The pier has an carnival-like amusement park called Pacific Park. http://www.pacpark.com. There is also a Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, which is underneath the Carousel at the pier. Great restaurants and possible celeb sightings. Bike Trail, fishing on the pier, surfing, swimming, and volleyball.
- Santa Monica State BeachMay 28, 2013
It's where I hang out. You can ride your bike there. Check out the William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davis "love nest." Eat at Back on the Beach. Order the Fred's salad.
Go a bit further north to Will Rogers State Beach if you are a good volley ball player. Just say you are a friend of Cary and Allen! They may let you play.