We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Monica Bay

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 322 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-576-6615
Description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate...
Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 656 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 324
    Excellent
  • 265
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Beautiful spot

Nice beach and bay. The view is quite nice with the pier and the cliffs in the background. It is quite wide and it gets very busy on the weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Robyn31
,
Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

656 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Australia
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Nice beach and bay. The view is quite nice with the pier and the cliffs in the background. It is quite wide and it gets very busy on the weekends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We took the city bus to Santa Monica and went to the oceanfront. We had lunch at Bubba Guppa's, the food was great. And spent some time people watching.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to take a walk along the beach, relax and unwind. The Pier is of course the diamond in the crown for fun activities, great places to grab a bite to eat, the amusement park at the end and of course people watching. Try a funnel cake if you get time or have a meal at Bubba Gumps

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Our disappointment was we ran our of time to see all we wanted to see ....... so give yourself plenty of time to do the pier and Venice Beach

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were holidaying from Australia and Santa Monica was our first "beach" stop on our day out in a hire car. Wow. What an impression this has made on us. The pier with the rides is dated, but we had so much fun. We sat and watched people riding and rollerblading and working out. It was so different! Definitely recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Santa Monica is as you expect, glam and expensive for the most part, but with real people carved into the LA lifestyle. Casual eating houses, good shopping, bars and cafes and great night life. It was actually the best place of my LA trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
53 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely pier great for strolling and enjoying the sea breeze and people watching. There is lots of entertainment for kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the Bay for a quick visit and lunch. The views were great and the beach looked beautiful. We were there in March and the pier had plenty of people. Based on this, we might guess it is very crowded during the summer months. The shops on the pier sold mostly junky souvenirs, but the ice cream at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Visited Santa Monica in February, weather was good and it was not very crowded. Really recommend the area. Great restaurants and shops, really nice atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnaby, Canada
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
73 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved our time in Santa Monica bay. We went to thf beach and walked along the pier. It's a pretty big placd so easy to get lost. We had a frappe each on the beach. The weather was fine and the locals very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Santa Monica Bay also viewed

 

Been to Santa Monica Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santa Monica Bay and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Santa Monica Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
Explore this neighborhood