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Visiting Santa Monica State Beach

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Located on the coast of the Pacific, Santa Monica Beach is the sparkle of Los Angeles. The clean ocean and golden sand make it the most beautiful beach in Santa Monica. This heart line of Los Angeles is within walking distance of the city center.

Explore nature at Santa Monica Beach

Explore nature at Santa Monica Beach

The Annesnberg Community Beach House

The Annesnberg Community Beach House

The Annenberg Community Beach House highlights a picturesque sight of the splashy pool. The spacious play area allows the children and teens to enjoy at best. Beach house is open to the public with no membership. Marion Davies Guest House provides a tour guide for the convenience of the tourists. Back at the beach sites 'Beach Café” which serves mouthwatering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You may require having a reservation for this beach house at least two days before visiting. Reserve Santa Monica offers online booking from June through September.

North and South of The Pier

North and South of The Pier

Enclosed with ocean bluff and the coast highway of Pacific, the north area offers access to the beach from the city side with a string of stairs, walkways, and bridges. North of the Pier is the external most of the beach which provides parking facility. The South of the Pier features greened parks, luxurious hotels, and lavish restaurants at the borderline of the beach. It also highlights the International Chess Park, the Muscle Beach, and Carousel Park along with the shutters.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

This middle part of Santa Monica Beach is its iconic symbol. Santa Monica Pier offers an extensive range of activities and adventure including a vintage carousel, fearsome roller coaster, carnival games, fantastic Ferris wheel, an amusement park with exciting rides, countless restaurants, and takeaways serving tasty cuisines along with many outdoor concerts and events.

Arlington West

Arlington West

Arlington West is a memorial of martyrs of US military who died in the war with Iraq. It is created by placing the crosses on the north side of the beach. This site is a temporary attraction made on every Sunday of the month. Millions of visitors visit Arlington West to pay tribute to military martyrs.

Eateries and Takeways

Eateries and Takeways

Santa Monica Beach comprises countless restaurants and cafes. It is the most famous picnic and hanging out a spot for the locals and tourists as well. The restaurants offer delicious cuisine and good ambiance at an affordable price. You can take away the eateries or can sit on the beach front to enjoy the scenic beauty. 'Back on the Beach” and 'Perry's Café and Beach Rentals” are the favorite food spots of Santa Monica Beach.

Santa Monica State Beach Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets online through this website. It avails the best offers and discounts.

How To Get Around?

If you stay close to Santa Monica Beach, walking or bicycling is the quickest and easiest way to reach. Beach avails the clear signage, paved and lighted paths, with accessible bike lanes and walkways. You can also take the bus service of Route 1(UCLA or Venice Beach), Rapid 3 (LAX), Rapid 7(West LA or Wilshire), and Rapid 10 (Downtown LA). Los Angeles provides the facility of purchasing the tickets online. Santa Monica Beach is eight miles away from Los Angeles International Airport. You can hire cabs or self-driven vehicles to reach this spot.

What Should I Wear?

Grab the dress of your choice. You can take bikinis and swimwear for swimming and beaches. Pack cotton shorts, loose-fitting trousers, and long skirts, along with tank tops or spaghetti. Bright color Sarongs will look fabulous for beaches. You can also wrap it as swimwear. Printed dresses, jumpsuits, and gown dresses look stylish it with trendy accessories and bold lipsticks. Shoes, flip-flops, and flat sandals can opt as footwear. Moreover, you can include a pair of sunglasses, a sunscreen lotion and a floppy hat for a daytime excursion.

Santa Monica State Beach Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Santa Monica Beach is the summer months. It offers pleasant weather to enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor concerts on the beach. However, during this season you can expect a massive crowd with less parking availability. Avoid visiting on holidays and weekends as it is the busiest spot in the city. Weekdays are the best for tourists to explore Santa Monica.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. You will not require a guide. This website provides sufficient info for the tour.

How To Get There?

Los Angeles serves five major airports. You can book the flight for any of the airport. However, Los Angeles International Airport is the main gateway to the city. You can also catch the train for the central station of the town. Downtown Santa Monica Station is the nearest station for the beach.

Additional Info

Take care of your belongings and valuables. Carry plastic money, i.e., credit and debit cards instead of cash. Perform water and adventure sports carefully. Do not litter on the beach. You are recommended to book your tickets in advance as it will save your time and money.

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