It is both the coastal end of historic Route 66 and a well-known municipal landmark.
Over 3.5 miles of it extend on either side of the famous Santa Monica Pier.
One of the most well-liked activities when visiting is navigating this sandy area.
It offers a well maintained area with continuous ocean views and looks out into the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica State Beach.
There is a lot of foot activity and plenty of entertainment in this shopping area that is only accessible by foot.
Once upon a time, the actress Marion Davies owned the vast public beach facility that is now there.
In spite of the weather, it offers four separate farmers markets every day of the week.