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Beach near LA

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Beach near LA

Spending a couple days in LA and would like to spend a night at the beach. What would be the closest beach to LA?

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1. Re: Beach near LA

LA is a big place, with a large coastline. Santa Monica beach tends to be the closest beach to much of the city, however.

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2. Re: Beach near LA

Santa Monica is the beach area of Los Angeles.

Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach are other options, but involve freeways, and traffic (usually).

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3. Re: Beach near LA

Chances are, unless you are actually STAYING in Santa Monica (which is a separate city from LA), getting there will also involve freeways and traffic. Lots of it.

But, because it is at the end of the 10 Freeway, it is popular with the urban population.

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4. Re: Beach near LA

I like Manhattan Beach personally, there is no reason you shouldn't all the nights of your trip there.

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5. Re: Beach near LA

You might check out the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, located 3 miles south of LAX. It's located in the downtown village area close to the pier among cute shops and restaurants. The beach there is very clean, you can ride bikes, walk on the Strand (boardwalk), and watch the surfers and volleyball players from the pier.

http://www.shadehotel.com/

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6. Re: Beach near LA

Santa Monica is great as it is close to L.A. and the sights plus has plenty of great restaurants and bars. You also have the world famous pier there and third street promenade. So plenty of things to do and see while there

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