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.
Tours to Santa Monica Bay
$79 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
Duration: 3 hours
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches
Duration: 3 hours
Santa Monica Bay reviews
We love coming here in the fall when it is mostly adults out for a stroll or sitting on the beach catching the sunset. more »
Santa Monica Bay is a bight of the Pacific Ocean in California, United States. It is home to many beaches including Santa Monica state beach and Malibu lagoon state beach. We visited Santa Monica... more »
Very comfortable beach to be with your family and all the people around is nice and funny also you can have a great day
We love the view. Just beautiful and relaxing place.
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