About Santa Monica State Beach

Santa Monica Beach is one of the most iconic beaches of the West Coast! 3.5 miles of coastline with playgrounds make swimming, surfing, biking, volleyball, paddleboarding ideal– this is the spot for anyone into being active! If you want to just relax, the warm-year round weather at this beach is perfect for that.

The beach is also in walking distance to many popular hotels, shops, and restaurants. If you don’t feel like partaking in any physical sports, you can people watch or try your hand at a game of chess at the International Chess Park.


200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Pier)

Dogs are not allowed on the beach sand west of Ocean Front Walk or "northerly of the westerly prolongation of the center line of California Avenue."

Alcohol is not permitted on the beach

Noteworthy Places

Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, Pacific Park, Carousel, Arcade, Bike Path, Arlington West

For more info, visit the official Santa Monicia Website.

Upcoming and Current Events at Santa Monica Beach