Amenities at the Beach

Food and Lodging

Beach Concessions

Food and beverages may be purchased at several concession stands and restaurants north and south of the Santa Monica Pier.  Hours of operation are seasonal and may vary from site to site.  In addition to the following beach locations, restaurants and food concessions are also available on the Pier:

  • Back on the Beach Restaurant, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Perry’s Café, 930 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Perry’s Café, 1200 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Hot Dog on a Stick, 1633 Ocean Front Walk
  • Perry’s Café, 2400 Ocean Front Walk
  • Perry’s Café, 2600 Ocean Front Walk

Restaurants

www.santamonica.com/where-to-eat >

Hotels

www.santamonica.com/where-to-stay >

Rentals

Skate, bike, and surf board rentals, as well as various retail items, are available at locations north and south of the Pier. Hours of operation are seasonal and may vary from site to site.

  • Perry’s Café, 930 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Perry’s Café, 1200 Pacific Coast Highway
  • Perry’s Café, 2400 Ocean Front Walk
  • Perry’s Café,  2600 Ocean Front Walk

Restrooms/Outdoor Showers

Public restroom facilities with outdoor rinse-off showers are available north and south of the Santa Monica Pier.  Restroom facilities are open to the public every day from 5:00 am to dusk.  They are located at:

  • #2: 200 Palisades Beach Road
  • #8: 800 Palisades Beach Road
  • #11: 1100 Palisades Beach Road
  • #12: 1200 Palisades Beach Road
  • #15: 1500 Palisades Beach Road
  • #16:  1600 Ocean Front Walk
  • #17:  1700 Ocean Front Walk
  • #20:  2000 Ocean Front Walk
  • #24:  2400 Ocean Front Walk
  • #25:  2500 Ocean Front Walk (this facility does not have an outdoor shower)
  • #26:  2600 Ocean Front Walk
  • #27:  2700 Ocean Front Walk
  • #28:  2800 Ocean Front Walk

Lifeguards

Lifeguard services at Santa Monica State Beach are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Towers 2-16 are located north of the Pier; towers 17 – 29 are located south of the Pier. Staffing of the lifeguard towers varies seasonally from tower to tower. The lifeguards are authorized to monitor water and beach safety and beachgoers must obey their direction at all times. Please contact the Lifeguard Headquarters on Santa Monica State Beach at 310-394-3261 to inquire about specific hours of operation and staffing.
Los Angeles County Lifeguard website >

Accessibility

Several wooden pathways leading from the parking lots to the sand are available on both the north and south sides of the Pier. These pathways provide beach access to individuals with disabilities.

Locations south of Pier:

Just south of Ocean Park Blvd.

At Bay Street (between Bicknell and Pico Blvds.)

At Arcadia Terrace

Location north of Pier:

Immediately north of Pier.

The City of Santa Monica provides all-terrain wheelchairs, at no charge, to individuals with disabilities. They can be checked out at Perry’s Café (930 PCH and 2400 Ocean Front Walk).



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