Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica Bay
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Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
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Neighbourhood: Central L.A

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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The most popular and vibrant beaches in Los Angeles are Santa Monica and Venice beaches, so they must be on the list. The sea water quality and color are not that impressive, but the beach is quite joyful and picturesque. The popular Baywatch towers are there. Many people are having fun there by either sport, swimming, picnic, walks, and others.
Written 17 February 2024
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Patti R
Phoenix, United States13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The beach was huge and beautiful. Enjoyed a relaxing time enjoying the calmness on the beach. I will be back.
Written 11 June 2023
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Seaside139161
Ada, OK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time walking around. The view is beautiful. Walked to the end of the pier. Enjoyed all the talented people. It was a beautiful day.
Written 5 March 2023
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I actually drove by the bay several times during my trip to LA and commented to myself that it was beautiful, making me excited to see it on the day I went to Santa Monica Pier. However the day I visited the pier it was raining and overcast. The water was choppy and murky. I’m disappointed I didn’t get any pretty photos of it, but no matter how hard you wish it, you can’t control Mother Nature.
Written 11 January 2023
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Lenise B
Minneapolis, MN117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The sand is great. Watching people trying to surf (some successfully) is entertaining. Beach combing for all sorts of treasures was fun.
Written 3 August 2022
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Melanie H
Cardiff, UK443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Beautiful beach with wonderful views. Travelled here when we did a tour of america and wasn't disappointed.
Written 22 May 2022
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Haney Damien
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
A wonderful beach with a lot of wonderful waves! Maybe too much people during the summer of course but this is the game. Love this place
Written 7 April 2021
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Kemal Celik
Istanbul, Türkiye235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
One of the most beatiful place to see in LA.I loved walking around and taking lots of pictures,meeting with people and enjoying the food.It has lots to offer for visitors such as food and places to see.
Written 8 December 2020
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McWett
Las Vegas, NV1,406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We love coming here in the fall when it is mostly adults out for a stroll or sitting on the beach catching the sunset.
Written 17 October 2020
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Santa Monica Bay is a bight of the Pacific Ocean in California, United States. It is home to many beaches including Santa Monica state beach and Malibu lagoon state beach. We visited Santa Monica state beach section of the bay. It has nice sandy beaches along the Pacific ocean. The Bay is also a very popular fishing destination also round the year.
Written 30 May 2020
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