The bay is lined up with many spectacular beaches. It is a wonderful place for swimming, sunbathing and simply resting by the water. Among the most popular beaches located in the area are e.g. Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Venice Beach or Santa Monica State Beach. There are also several famous piers (e.g. Santa Monica Pier or Venice Fishing Pier).
The individual beaches and piers offer various facilities (e.g. open air gym at Muscle Beach or amusement park at Santa Monica Pier). There are also many restaurants and bars located alongside the beaches where you can grab a snack or have a drink.