Go west. If your shoes are wet, you've gone too far. The ramp at the intersection of Ocean and Colorado is your most direct route by car, bike or foot. If you know where you’re coming from, click here to map your route.


There is parking on the Pier deck, accessible via the ramp at Ocean and Colorado. There are also two lower lots accessible via Appian Way. Click here for a map and click here for all the seasonal rates and hours.

Visitor Center & Pier Shop

Stop by the Pier Shop at the bottom of the ramp for visitor info, Pier history and official apparel. Need info on what to do in Santa Monica? Check out


The Pier is always open, and always fun, year-round. But check with individual businesses for their specific hours of operation.


If driving and parking are too much of a hassle, we totally get it... our friends at Lyft have you covered. Use the code LYFT2SMP for $5 off first ride to the Pier (valid only for new users). Come down, hang out and leave happy.


There's no shortage of great places to stay on the beach in Santa Monica. Find more info here.