Santa Monica State Beach

Santa Monica, CA

Where are we going?

Santa Monica State Beach
1642 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica

310 458 8300

What is there to do?

Santa Monica is one of the most popular destinations to anyone living or visiting the great city of Los Angeles, and Santa Monica State Beach is a huge reason why!

Santa Monica State Beach is the city's most beautiful natural attraction, with 3.5 miles of lovely sandy coastline to play on. With 340 days of sunshine a year, you can have more than one family day out here for sure!

The beach is a great way for active kids to get out all that extra energy that we know they have! They can play in the water, build sandcastles, explore and run. But Santa Monica State Beach is so much more than just sand!

There are fun and athletic activities all along the beach front, which include trying to catch a wave in the surf, and practicing your swimming in the beautiful ocean. Maybe you want to try your hand at beach volleyball or ride along on your bike on the bike paths.

Parents, you don't need to worry because lifeguards are posted all year round, so you know that there is always someone on duty to watch your playing kids!

The pier, of course, is nearby too and has a host of fun attractions such as a theme park, boats, rides, an aquarium and an arcade. 

Did you know that Santa Monica State Beach has a number of beach parks to? Each one is a few acres in size, and each have a range of attractions from children's playgrounds, picnic tables, cafes, tennis courts and even a basketball court. 

Get that sunscreen out, get those active kids ready and get out into the sunshine to enjoy California as it should be enjoyed! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Pay and Play

Children: Pay and Play


Need a little extra help?

Several wooden pathways leading from the parking lots to the sand are available on both the north and south sides of the Pier. These pathways provide beach access to individuals with disabilities.


When can we go?

Independent features operating individually.

All year round


Any top tips?

Public restroom facilities with outdoor rinse-off showers are available north and south of the Santa Monica Pier. Restroom facilities are open to the public every day from 5am to dusk.

I’m Hungry!

Food and beverages may be purchased at several concession stands and restaurants north and south of the Santa Monica Pier.

Healthy Eating

There are picnic tables in some of the beach parks so bring your own lunch and enjoy some healthy favorites! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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