Trip Planner: USA / California / Santa Monica / Santa Monica Bay
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.
Santa Monica Bay reviews
We had a wonderful time walking around. The view is beautiful. Walked to the end of the pier. Enjoyed all the talented people. It was a beautiful day.
We had a wonderful time walking around. The view is beautiful. Walked to the end of the pier. Enjoyed all the talented people. It was a beautiful day. more »
I actually drove by the bay several times during my trip to LA and commented to myself that it was beautiful, making me excited to see it on the day I went to Santa Monica Pier. However the day I...
I actually drove by the bay several times during my trip to LA and commented to myself that it was beautiful, making me excited to see it on the day I went to Santa Monica Pier. However the day I... more »
I come from Greece and I am used to beautiful beaches and the sun. I did not expect to live this experience in LA though. The beach is really big, almost endless. The weather in March was hot enough to enjoy the ride and the walking but cold enough not to swim.
Santa Monica offers something for everyone. If you have kids, the pier is the place with rides and lots of fun people watching. And there is a large choice of eating places, whether you want sit down in a restaurant or walk around. The beach goes forever and you can walk, swim, play volleyball, whatever suits you.
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