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Santa Monica Bike Path to Manhattan Beach Pier

Santa Monica, California



24.79 miles

Elevation Gain

266 ft

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The Santa Monica Bike Path to Manhattan Beach Pier is a fun and scenic route for cyclists and walkers in LA. This paved path stretches for 24.79 miles along the gorgeous Santa Monica Bay, past pristine beaches, surf breaks, beach volleyball courts and oceanfront parks. Riders can start their outing at the iconic Santa Monica Pier, taking in the carnival rides and Pacific views before hopping on the path. Pedal south, feeling the ocean breeze as you cruise by Muscle Beach, through Marina Del Rey and down to Manhattan Beach. Stop to watch surfers at the scenic surf breaks, build a sandcastle or simply relax and enjoy the ocean views. The path ends right at the historic Manhattan Beach Pier, a perfect spot to take a break for lunch or shopping on the pier. With its flat terrain, beautiful coastal scenery and plentiful amenities along the way, the Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach Bike Path is a can't miss activity for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy a relaxing ride along one of LA's most famous and picturesque beach stretches. The bike path is open year-round and suitable for cyclists of all levels, from families to avid riders. Be sure to stop at the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica to see the outdoor gym. Weekends can be busy, so head out early morning or weekdays for a more peaceful experience. And watch for volleyball games spilling onto the path near the Manhattan Beach Pier! With plenty of bike rental shops in both Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach, it's easy to enjoy this iconic LA bike trail.
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