Santa Monica State Beach
Colorado Ave. and Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, Calif. 90403
Santa Monica’s seaside stretch promises fashion, fads and frothy fun. Wedged between Venice and Malibu by more than three miles, this popular retreat seen on celluloid in so many movies and television shows is best visited early in the morning during the summer, when the throngs of sun worshippers grow with every waking hour. One lure for an early launch is that dolphins may be swimming near the shore. For those who like crowds, head for the centerpiece of this fabled place any time of the day or night. That would be the century-old Santa Monica Pier, with its celebrated solar-powered Ferris wheel, its bounty of carnival games and its storied vintage carousel where Marilyn Monroe once went during the late night hours to fantasize.
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