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Spend a Day at the Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, California

based on 5 reviews


Added by Natalie F

A must do when you are in Santa Monica. There's something for everyone here

*Unlimited photography options with the ferris wheel, beach, ocean, and sunsets

*Abundant people watching opportunities 

*Plenty of ways to get a workout in including swimming, volleyball courts, running, or riding a bike

There is a bike and walking path that runs along the coast.  One of my favorite things to do is walk the path and look at the beach houses to the north, or head south and check out Venice Beach.  Watching the skaters at the world famous skate park in Venice Beach is fun. You don’t want to miss Muscle Beach either.

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Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole
ADA Accessible

Spend a Day at the Santa Monica Pier Reviews

The parking lots can get crowded and often times there are too many people during the high season. But, if you go off-season, and mid week, you can have the pier all to yourself. I get there by bike because there are plenty of bike paths that lead you to the pier and you don’t have to deal with the crazy parking situation or traffic to get there.

Fun place to hang out with friends, especially at night. Great for kids as well

This is a place to come for fun. Great place to bring families. It's a must do if you are in the area.

Cool pier to walk around and explore, it reminds me of the boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Looks cool at night with all the lights

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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