Santa Monica State Beach offers many wheelchair-riding adventures. The South Bay Bicycle Trail makes travel easy. Two beach wheelchairs are available at the lifeguard station, and there’s a bike rental shop at the foot of the pier, where you can try some different wheels.

The Promenade is a pedestrian-only sidewalk at the back of the beach. It begins just south of the pier and runs all the way to Venice Beach. Restaurants and food stands are clustered around the pier, and the nearby picnic tables are popular for chess games.

On the beach upcoast of the pier, there’s an 11-foot-wide boardwalk. During the summer, when the beach is at its widest, this boardwalk runs about halfway to the water.


Park on the pier itself at the end of Colorado Boulevard or in the beach-level lot upcoast of the pier. Both have blue spaces.


Restrooms below the pier have large stalls with grab bars and high toilets. There are also accessible stalls in the second restroom building downcoast of the pier adjacent to the bike trail.