Santa Monica Beach is one of the well-maintained beaches among the Southern California stretching roughly 3.5 miles along the coast line. The sun shines here at Santa Monica for an average ofr 340 days a year and is often accompanied with a gentle breeze making its weather extremely desirable. The beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. Residents and visitors enjoy broad stretches of sandy beach, rolling waves, meandering bike and walking paths, and inspiring views of the Santa Monica Mountains year-round.
Santa Monica Beach in particular is a natural asset that we Californians take great care to preserve; the city of Santa Monica cleans and rakes the sand daily, and even offers a “trash valet” service on Fridays, weekends and holidays. Lifeguard stations are staffed during all daylight hours – though the lifeguard headquarters provides 24-hour assistance year-round. Lifeguard services at Santa Monica State Beach are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The lifeguards are authorized to monitor water and beach safety and beach goers must obey their direction at all times. Also, there is public facility on the beach offering the beach club experience to all, no membership required. Low or no-cost fitness classes, recreation programs and cultural events are offered year-round. Santa Monica Beach is only one factor contributing to Santa Monica’s overall appeal.