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Explore Santa Monica Beach

Parks & nature in Santa Monica Beach

Scenic Viewpoint
“Lots to see and do. Visit the arcade, go on amusement park rides or eat ice cream. Lunch and dinner options are plentiful in the surround area.”
21 locals recommend
Beach
“This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers. Activities for older children, Activities for young children. ”
63 locals recommend
Park
“Great to walk through the park during the day en route to Ocean Avenue or Santa Monica Place.”
35 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Admission is free but parking is difficult or pricey. Really fun place though. Roller coasters and all-American junk food is served here. Some fishing too. ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Great spot, possible celebrity sightings. Walk right behind the Red O and you will see the entrance to 41 Ocean.”
12 locals recommend
Beach
“Come here to see my acrobatic friends and monkeys climbing ropes, swinging from rings, flipping off each other and being crazy impressive. If you go to the green square of grass on a Sunday, all the local Acro Yogis meet up and train. Wanna fly? Don't be shy! Everyone is super friendly, just ask if you can play.”
7 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Sunday morning. Great food - pancakes to tamales, fresh produce. Face painting, balloon animals and pony rides for kids.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Just a quick walk to a local favorite park. Bring a blanket and a good book and enjoy the sun and ocean views. ”
8 locals recommend
Park
“This is the closest beach access to the unit. Not only is it an amazing beach, it also has a grass park for laying out, BBQ and picnics.”
5 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Tower 26! The less touristy beach with beginner surf and especially easy parking short-term lot 1 and 2 hour. Easy access to beach with clean bathrooms. From there you can stroll up to SM Pier or down to Venice board walk. Just south of lot is a play park for kids. Across are the famous tennis courts were the Williams sisters trained and nice grassy knoll to fall asleep on.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“ Dozens of chess tables and right next to it is a park for adults and children with various rings and bars. Even if you aren't up for it you will be able to see incredible skills by many professionals practicing their abilities. Pretty awesome”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Close by and amazing. Combine a trip here with a trip to the Santa Monica Pier, or Shopping at Santa Monica Place or the Third Street Promenade”
1 local recommends
Gym / Fitness Centre
1 local recommends
Park
1 local recommends