There are two distinct sections of the Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park, at the foot of the pier, is an amusement park with a carousel, bumper cars, arcade games, restaurants, and other attractions. In this area, the pier is made of wooden boards with occasional gaps wide enough to catch a wheelchair caster. This makes for slow and careful travel, but it didn’t keep us from enjoying ourselves. Beyond this section, the long fishing pier has a smooth asphalt surface, pleasant for a stroll. The pier is accessible from Colorado Avenue or a series of ramps on the downcoast side of the pier. Access to the pier’s fishing platforms is difficult, and the handrails are too high for fishing from a wheelchair.