Welcome to Santa Monica State Beach


Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. It is 3 miles long, covering 245 acres of sand along Santa Monica Bay. Residents and visitors enjoy broad stretches of sandy beach, rolling waves, meandering bike and walking paths, and inspiring views of the Santa Monica Mountains year-round. Santa Monica State Beach is managed by the City of Santa Monica in cooperation wtih California State Parks.

Learn to Surf

Finding surf instruction on Santa Monica State Beach is easy. Check out our list of approved surf instructors.

Surf Instructors >


NOAA's National Weather Service Forecast by 12 Hour Period
Thanksgiving Day Friday Saturday

Mostly Sunny
High: 81°F
0% chance of rain

Mostly Sunny
High: 75°F
0% chance of rain

Partly Sunny
High: 71°F
0% chance of rain
Thursday Night Friday Night Saturday Night

Mostly Clear
Low: 56°F
0% chance of rain

Partly Cloudy
Low: 54°F
0% chance of rain

Patchy Fog
Low: 53°F
4% chance of rain

Surf Conditions