Recreation

Beach Volleyball | Bike Path | Surf Instruction | Classes on the Beach

Beach Volleyball

  • Sand volleyball courts are located at various locations north and south of the Pier.
  • Courts are available to the public every day on a first-come, first-serve basis. Courts may be reserved in advance by calling (310) 458-8300 and paying the applicable permit fee.

Bike Path

The beach bike path in Santa Monica, which is heavily used and especially popular in the busy summer months, stretches approximately 5.2 miles from Will Rogers State Beach to the north and Venice Beach to the south.

As you enter Santa Monica from Venice at the southern end (near Marine Street), the bike path runs parallel to an adjacent pedestrian path way.  Continuing north, as you approach Bicknell Avenue, the paths are more clearly separated. The pedestrian path, or Ocean Front Walk, veers to the east while the bike path veers west and runs closer to the ocean.  The bike path continues north under the Santa Monica Pier, along the 1550 PCH beach parking lot, to Will Rogers State Beach.

With the high level of activity on both the pedestrian and bike pathways, the following laws have been adopted to ensure the maximum enjoyment and greatest safety of all persons using these amenities.
Beach & Bike Path Rules >

Surf Instruction

All youth surf camps and all surf instruction for compensation require City authorization. Permits help maintain water safety and maximize public enjoyment of the beach. The City uses a competitive process to select instructors, divided into two categories:

City Provider: Instruction contracted by the City for its Community Classes program. The City is responsible for marketing classes and managing the registration process. The City receives a percentage of registration fees.

Independent Provider: Surf instruction and youth surf camps not contracted by the City. The City receives a minimum of 15% of gross receipts.

For more information, contact heath.hamilton@smgov.net, or call 310-458-4904.
Authorized Surf Instructors >

Classes on the Beach

A host of classes and activities for all ages are on offer throughout the City, and many of them take place on the beach. From Synchronized Swimming to Advanced Beach Volleyball, stay up to date on all that is available on the beach. Enrolling is a snap.
Reserve >



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