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


Go Metro and take the Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station and take a short walk directly to the Pier. Join The Movement and plan your trip here.


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.

More FAQs

What are the hours of the Pier?

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

Are dogs welcomed?

Yes friendly dogs on leash are welcome on the Pier, but not on the beach.

Can I smoke on the pier?

Don’t even think about it… we really like our 100-year-old wooden Pier and want to see it here for another 100+ years.

Where’s the aquarium (YES WE HAVE AN AQUARIUM!)

1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Can I get to the Pier without a car?

Of course! You can take the train from Downtown Los Angeles directly to Downtown Santa Monica. The Expo Line Downtown Santa Monica Station is less than a 10 minute walk to the Pier. Join The Movement and try it out.

Where can I rent bikes?

Do you have lockers for rent?

There are no lockers or personal storage space on the Pier.

Who can I contact about lost and found?

Yes, please check in with either the Harbor Guards or Police Substation.Harbor Guard Office: 310-458-8695Police Substation: 310-458-8450

How far away are you from LAX?

We are about 9miles/14.5km away from LAX. Depending on traffic conditions, it would be a 30-45 minute drive.

How far away are you from 3rd street Promenade?

Our buddies at 3rd Street are only a brisk 10 minute walk away!