In the middle of the Santa Monica State Beach is the Santa Monica Pier. The pier is a landmark for the beach and the city, featuring an amusement park, Pacific Park, Heal the Bay Aquarium, shopping, restaurants, and more.
The Harbor Office and a Mexican restaurant – Maria Sol – are at the very end of Santa Monica Pier, floating above the Pacific Ocean.
Set in California at Santa Monica’s westernmost point, the Santa Monica Pier is a staple of this picturesque seaside community. Packed with family-friendly activities, vibrant street performers, restaurants and shops, the public pier also has stunning views and over a century’s worth of history. Here is a corner view of the famous pier.
Located on the world famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is the family place to play! It’s the West Coast’s only amusement park located on a pier. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including the world’s first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. Pacific Park is also home to 14 midway games and over-the-ocean food and retail outlets. It has appeared in over 500 movies and television shows.
Man-made colors on the pier are enhanced by natural colors of the sky, clouds, ocean and even flowers on this home in Santa Monica, California
Jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, it symbolizes the heart of Santa Monica and is one of the most photographed locations in the world. Constructed in 1909, the storied Santa Monica Pier was the first concrete pier on the West Coast. It quickly gained a reputation among locals as the best fishing spot in Santa Monica. Santa Monica Pier fishing remains a popular activity to this day. It contains an amusement park, concession stands, and areas for views.
Palisades Park is a 26.4-acre park in Santa Monica, California. The park is located along a 1.6-mile section of Ocean Avenue on top of an uplifted unconsolidated sedimentary coastal Quaternary terrace with exposed bluffs, offering views of both the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains.
Walking along the park on a hazy morning, one can see a pier in the distance. The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California.
Beach chairs are set up by the pier for visitors to enjoy the ocean and activities for the day at Isle of Palms
Early morning sunrise casts a golden glow on the pier as clouds reflect off the beach water at Isle of Palms, South Carolina
The morning sun lights up the dark spots under the pier at Isle of Palms
Sunrise at the pier at Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Not iconic but still an essential bridge to go from the pier to the fishing dock at sunset in Estero, Florida
Lighting and shadows under the pier are accentuated by a monochrome image
After three weeks of sunsets, it is time to appreciate the beauty of monochrome. The bright sun in the sky creates interesting shadows and silhouettes at a pier on the ocean.
It is time to get out of the ocean as the sun has already set at Naples Pier, Florida
A couple watches while an individual captures sunset at Naples Pier, Florida
A panorama with a pier, boat and sunset in Naples, Florida
Sunset over the pier at Naples, Florida
The bright sun casts a golden glow around the pier at Naples, Florida
Pier at Sunset Beach, North Carolina during the day and then at night