Santa Monica State Beach, Prides itself on it's clean beach welcoming atmosphere!
Santa Monica beach is 3.5 miles long. With the daytime weather usually in the mid 60's, low 70's, (winter), and 80's in the summer, with little humidity (if ever), and the beautiful Santa Monica, California sunshine shining at least 340 days a year, what travel destination could be better? The beaches are raked daily, the dolphins can often be seen frolicking in the morning sea, and the 22 mile bike path on the beach lends itself to healthy fitness & happiness, in clean, fresh ocean air! Oh yes, there are also lifeguard stations, eateries nearby, beach rentals, and disability accessibility. From the popular walking haven, Palisades Park, down the wooden steps to the sand, & the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica beaches are the favored "Hotspot" to enjoy a peaceful ocean oasis away from home .
Santa Monica Beach Guidelines:
No Smoking No Fires or Fireworks
Dogs Not Permitted on the Beach
Ball Playing in Designated Areas Only
Must Obey Lifeguards' Direction
No Dressing or Undressing
No Tents or Temporary Enclosures
No Camping or Sleeping
All Trash Must be Placed in Trash Cans
No Alcoholic Beverages
No Glass Containers
No Drums or Percussion Instruments
No Playing of Audio or Electronic Devices after 10 pm or before 8 am
No Vending Activity
No Motorized Scooters on Bike Path
Summer 2008, "GLOW" began: It was an all night event where unique and exciting events took place from dusk till dawn. These 12 hours included music, theatre, spoken word, visual arts & more. Like the celebratory grunion days, GLOW events glimmered & shined!
Surfing is available year around. The Summer months allow surfing between lifeguard towers 18 & 20. (Pico Blvd. & Bay Street), plus 28 & 29, (Pier St. & Ashland Ave).
Santa Monica Surf School (310) 420-7613
Surf School (310) 392-9868
Aqua Surf School (310) 452-7873
Learn to Surf Surf School (310) 663-2479
Beach Parking (310) 459-8295 429 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 350
5 beach lots (3 South, 2 North, plus Pier parking. There are also 8 beach parking lots N. of the Santa Monica Pier on Pacific Coast Highway. 50 cents to $1.00 per hour.
At Beach Park #1 (Barnard Way & Ocean Park Blvd), there is a young children's playground, picnic tables, beach restrooms, with showers & lockers. Please go to the South end of the beach. Disability accessible.
Santa Monica Beach Volleyball (Free beach courts) North of the SM Pier. Check with Perry's Bike Rentals for Reservations.