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 Los Angeles trip planner to visit Santa Monica Bay on your trip to Los Angeles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to Santa Monica Bay
The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $139
Duration: 6 hours
Private Electric Bike tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 3 hours
Santa Monica Bay Reviews
A Baía de Santa Monica contempla uma praia com larga faixa de areias claras, muitos banhistas e o píer que leva o mesmo nome tem um comércio efervescente e muitos turistas. Vale a visita! more »The Bay of Santa Monica includes a beach with a wide range of clear sands, many bathers and the pier that bears the same name has an effervescent trade and many tourists. It's worth a visit!
Wide beach easily accessible from LA with public transportation, bus and subway. Must be visited if in town. more »
We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
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.
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