As of June 25th, Santa Monica Pier has reopened to public with restriction and limited hours. You can safely enjoy the pier and grab a bite as one of the restaurants that are open now.
What to Expect at Santa Monica Pier
The Pier will be open daily from 10 am - 8 pm. You can fish at the Pier, but all amusement park rides at Pacific Park, including the Ferris wheel, remain closed until further notice. The merry-go-round is closed until further notice. Pandemic, street performers will not be allowed to perform on the Pier until further notice.
Perry's Cafe and Beach Rentals is open. You can rent Bikes, Boogie Boards, Chairs, Umbrellas and more.
Marlene's Beach Comber is open to shop for sunscreen, towels, beach mats and more.
The Arcade is closed till further notice.
If you are expecting to visit a specific business during this limited phase, you are encouraged to contact that business directly to confirm their hours and offerings.
The Pier entrance and exit ramps are on Ocean Front Walk on beach level (1614 Ocean Front Walk). The Pier bridge at Ocean & Colorado and all beach stairs will be closed. Once the Pier reaches its limited capacity, guests will be asked to queue up and will be allowed to enter as capacity allows on a first come, first served basis. Both the entrance and exit are handicap accessible.
The Pier bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.
Restaurants that are open at Santa Monica Pier
Seaside on the Pier
Pacific Park Food Court
Bubba Gump Shrimp
Mariasol Cocina Mexicana
Pacific Park Food Court
Rusty's Surf Ranch
Big Dean's Ocan Front Cafe
Health & Safety
You are required to wear a face covering or mask when outdoors or inside a business and near other people. You need to maintain a 6’ physical distance from others not in your household. It is also recommended to wash your hands and regularly use hand sanitizer. The pier now has hand sanitizing stations throughout the Pier.
Bicycles are a great option and are allowed on the Pier. Lyft, is continuing services with new health & safety guidelines (pick-up and drop-off on Ocean Ave.). Big Blue Bus and Metro are also continuing service with new health & safety guidelines.
The Pier Parking Deck and 1550 Lot (Lot 1 North) are both closed to the public. There are other nearby lots available as well as parking in Downtown Santa Monica garages. Vehicles displaying handicap license plates and hang tags are permitted to park at Lot 1-S 1640 Appian way.
For more information, please visit Santa Monica Pier's official website.