With coastal attractions and legendary surf spots stretching from Malibu south to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles, LA’s beach communities are the epitome of Southern California’s Endless Summer. Santa Monica delights beachgoers with the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the endless shopping of Third Street Promenade. Malibu is the home of the Getty Villa, 27 miles of beaches, and numerous activities in the Santa Monica Mountains. Venice Beach is world famous for its Ocean Front Walk, Muscle Beach, outdoor basketball courts and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, aka the “Coolest Block in America.” Marina del Rey is one of the world’s largest man-made, small-boat harbors. South of LAX, San Pedro is home to LA’s World Cruise Center, Battleship IOWA and CRAFTED, a marketplace for hundreds of local artisans. Search the best Beach Cities / LAX hotels and start exploring LA’s 72 miles of coastline.