Discover Oceanside Thrills At TheSanta Monica Pier

Discover the historic charm of the Santa Monica Pier, offering timeless entertainment and family fun at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Originally built in 1909, this historic attraction overlooks the beach and features fun entertainment, shopping and dining for the whole family. Visit the world-famous Pacific Park to take a spin on the world's only over-water Ferris wheel, ride thrilling roller coasters or enjoy classic carnival and arcade games. Learn about marine animals and ocean preservation at the Heal the Bay education center, ride the historic carousel and test your circus skills at the trapeze school. Pick up souvenirs and gifts at pier-side specialty shops and enjoy oceanfront dining at eight different restaurants. From amusement park thrills to seaside sunshine, don't miss the chance to spend a day at the Santa Monica Pier.



Hours -

Open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Individual business hours vary. Visit the directory for details.

Prices -

Free admission.


  • Twilight Concert Series
  • Front Porch Cinema
  • Shark Sundays


  • Aquarium
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Pacific Amusement Park & Playland Arcade
  • Trapeze School
  • Shark Sundays
  • History Tours
  • Beach Rentals
  • Visitor Center