For a great time of ocean-front fun and dining, check out the Santa Monica Pier, located on Santa Monica Beach! This century-old landmark has been a favorite among fishermen since its creation, and has only grown from there. The pier is home to a historic carousel, an amusement park, gift shops, bait & tackle shops, and more. Want learn to use a trapeze? The Santa Monica Pier has that too! The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has over a hundred species of marine biology, including sharks, stingray, a California Moray eel, an octopus, crabs, and sea stars.
If you get hungry while at the Pier or on the beach, you can find a host of places to eat. As you’d expect, seafood is all around. But if you something else, the Santa Monica Pier has that too. If you want pizza, Mexican food, or mouth-watering burgers, they’ve got you covered!
If you want to know more, or read about the Pier’s interesting history, visit the Santa Monica Pier’s beautiful website: santamonicapier.org.
The pier is open all year long, and does not close at night.
Driving directions: The ramp located at the intersection of Ocean and Colorado is your most direct route by car, bike or foot. If you know where you’re coming from, click here to map your route. There is parking on the Pier deck, accessible via the ramp at Ocean and Colorado. You can also reserve a spot here.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401