Santa Monica Boardwalk

Attraction

Santa Monica Beach

Wide expanse of golden sand

Santa Monica beach is iconic in nature and offers abundant ocean-side beauty. At 3.5 miles in length, the soft sands offer the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of LA, and is home to the famous Santa Monica Pier that provides plenty of entertainment.

With over 3 miles of beach, it is split into two sections. North of the pier, the beach offers a series of bridges, walkways and stairs to get to and from the city and a fantastic family friendly community. Open to everyone, the Annenberg Beach House offers a splash pad, children's playground, volleyball courts, pool and free WI-FI and of course let's not forget the beautiful ocean views. South of the pier you'll find high-end hotels and the original Muscle Beach if you fancy squeezing in a quick workout. Break up your day at the beach with a little shop at Santa Monica Place and perhaps a spot of lunch at the rooftop dining deck.

If you fancy a cycle with spectacular views, hire a bike and peddle along the boardwalk, or why not grab a surfboard and take to the waves? For something altogether more tranquil, there are regular yoga classes on the sands that you can join in with or simply lie back and soak in the glorious Californian sun of Santa Monica beach.