Activities & Resources
Santa Monica State Beach050in Santa Monica, CA 90402
about Santa Monica State Beach:
The beach is very wide and sandy and has a bicycle and roller skating path, volleyball nets, and the wonderful Ocean Park Playground. Rest rooms, outdoor showers, bike and skate rentals, and several food concession stands are available along the way.
The beach is also home to great destinations like historic Santa Monica Pier Carousel, the kid-focused Santa Monica Pier Aquarium the amusement park rides at Pacific Park, and the irresistible Muscle Beach Traveling Rings. As of 2009, one of the highlights of the area is the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Year-round lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours. This beach is also a good spot for beginning level surfers and boogie boarders to stretch their water wings. Always check with the lifeguards to find out where they're allowing boards that day, and be ready to take the board out of the water if the famous 'black ball' comes out - the sign that the ratio of boards to people is no longer safe.