Santa Monica, California

Relax & Unwind in Santa Monica

Discover Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica is a coastal city located 20 minutes from the city of Los Angeles, California. Santa Monica combines the best elements of the traditional seaside town of Southern California with a bustling metropolis full of flair, art, and adventure. Nestled down next to the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles’ hippest neighbor is a waterfront wonderland with something to offer everyone.

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Santa Monica is well-known for its beautiful scenic views, celebrity homes, and its excellent surfing. Visit the Third Street Promenade to eat, shop, and watch street performers. From the top of Pacific Park’s glistening Ferris wheel, take in views of the Santa Monica Pier and beyond. Browse the farmer’s markets and visit a Pico Boulevard art gallery. Explore the vitality of Main Street or wander along Montana Avenue. Santa Monica is home to world-class dining establishments, luxurious lodging, exciting nightlife, and unrivaled shopping, all coexisting with the relaxed surf culture that is exclusive to Santa Monica Bay.

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You can choose how you want to spend time in Santa Monica because there is so much to do here. From the finest waves and the trickiest routes to prioritizing your well-being and treating yourself to a well-earned vacation from the grind, there is something for everyone at Santa Monica. Take a look at the Third Street Promenade or Pier after a long day at the beach, and conclude your night with one of the tons of diverse restaurant scenes featuring modern California decor and outdoor eating options, ranging from well-known brands to highly regarded establishments. Take a trip to Santa Monica to take in the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Live Webcams

View live webcams from Santa Monica and check the current weather, beach activity and enjoy outstanding scenic views and spectacular sunsets. It’s not the same as being here but it’s a great way to daydream from far away!

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Map of Popular Beaches in California

This map highlights the most popular beaches in California. Use the map as a guide to find the best beaches in California and locate nearby cities and points of interest.

Santa Monica, CA Average Temperatures

Wondering what the average weather temperatures are in Santa Monica? View the average daily highs and lows including the average ocean temperature per month.

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Santa Monica, California Average Temperatures

Use this weather chart as a guide to view the average air and ocean temperatures in Santa Monica, CA.

The average air temperature in the summer varies between 75-80 degrees.

The average ocean temperature in the summer varies between 65-70 degrees.


Average Monthly Temperatures

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Average high, low and ocean temperatures in Santa Monica. Sources: Accuweather,, NOAA