A bay bordered by a crescent-shaped shore between Malibu and Los Angeles, the mainland of Santa Monica Bay is lined with high-end property. Many piers and docks offer fishing and parking for private vessels. Some of the larger piers, such as Santa Monica Pier and Marina Del Rey, are full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. A fishing or boat tour helps you appreciate the California coast. Adrenaline-pumping water activities are also available. Use our Santa Monica trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Santa Monica, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Looks pretty cool from out on Santa Monica pier. Not much boating on an overcast September afternoon. People were fishing from the pier, but I didn't see anyone with fish. Scenic part of California's.... more »
A wonderful beach with a lot of wonderful waves! Maybe too much people during the summer of course but this is the game. Love this place more »
Very comfortable beach to be with your family and all the people around is nice and funny also you can have a great day
We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
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