Santa Monica Beach

Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(800) 544-5319


Santa Monica has 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of well-maintained California beach locations and enjoys on average 340 days of sunshine a year plus a nearly constant gentle ocean breeze. Cycling, movie shoots, beach volleyball games, and the finest of people-watching all happen here, and it's no wonder. People love to gather at this California beach, partially because it is so pristine.

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Hot, sunny summer days in LA are perfect for a day at the beach, but beat the crowds and the worst of the afternoon heat by starting out early. Set up camp with a cooler of drinks and snacks, and don't forget sunscreen and an umbrella or beach tent (even on a cloudy day!). Go here for parking strategizing including real-time parking availability. During summer months, you can rent bikes with a trailer for little kids, grab a hot dog at a local food stand, or watch people play beach volleyball. Anytime of the year, you can visit the beach to fly a kite, play in the sand, or head over to the Pier.

Santa Monica Beach: From the Parents


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