A 14 1/2 mile beach hike exploring the best of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Venice. This hike is a long, skinny loop. I parked for free on Temescal Canyon Blvd. and crossed the highway to Will Rogers State Beach. From there I walked in the sand right next to the surf all the way to the Venice Pier. On the way back I took the mostly paved roads and bike paths exploring the Venice Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park. There is a lot to see. I had a great day.