About Santa Monica State Beach – North Beach in Santa Monica, California
The north part of Santa Monica State Beach is a wide sandy beach that runs north from the Santa Monica Pier to the city border where Will Rogers State Beach begins. Santa Monica State Beach, which is operated by the city of Santa Monica, also continues south of the pier at South Beach where several grass parks complement the sand.
On Santa Monica Pier, visitors will find family-friendly tourist attractions including an amusement park, arcade games, an aquarium, and restaurants and shops. The beach has volleyball courts near the parking lots and a long serpentine paved bike path for bikers and skaters to enjoy. This path known as the Marvin Braude Bike Trail continues for 20 more miles along the shore of Santa Monica Bay to the city of Torrance.
Signs at the Santa Monica Pier mark its claim as the western end of famous Route 66. This historic highway connects the Pacific Coast to the eastern end in Chicago 2448 miles away.
Annenberg Beach House is an amazing public recreation facility at the north end of Santa Monica State Beach if you want to go swimming and avoid waves and saltwater.
The main parking lot for North Beach is next to the pier at the west end of Colorado Avenue. Another public beach parking lot can be found a bit farther north on Pacific Coast Highway at an area known as Sorrento Beach.
- 200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Park Name
- Santa Monica State Beach, Palisades Park
- State Park
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed on the beach
- Fees for parking
- Biking, Volleyball, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Sunbathing, Beach Walking, Sightseeing
- Fishing Pier, Sport Courts, Basketball Courts, Playground, Grass Park, Paved Bike Path, Lifeguard, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Showers, Bike Rentals, Amusement Park, Arcade, Restaurants
I’d love to be there right now.