Pictures of Santa Monica

Pictures of Santa Monica from Pacific Coast Highway Travel to help anyone thinking of staying in Santa Monica on their PCH drive.

Santa Monica Pier at NightSanta Monica Pier at Night

If a picture's worth a thousand words then welcome to several thousand words about Santa Monica. 

We thought it would be helpful to give readers an idea what Santa Monica looks like with these pictures of Santa Monica, in case you're thinking of staying there for a day or two while driving the Pacific Coast Highway.

Santa Monica is one of our favorite stopping places when driving up or down the coast. It's right on the edge of Los Angeles and easy enough to get into the city, but you have the advantage of staying by the sea, and being able to enjoy Santa Monica Pier and its beach.

If you're driving north, you've also got the worst of the Los Angeles traffic behind you, and you can start driving along the coast right from Santa Monica.

Pictures of Santa Monica

Santa Monica and the Pacific Coast HighwaySanta Monica and the Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica Beach and PierSanta Monica Beach and Pier
Cannon on the Santa Monica WaterfrontSanta Monica Waterfront
Santa Monica BeachSanta Monica Beach
Sign marking the end of Route 66 in Santa MonicaSanta Monica Marks the End of Route 66

Pictures of Santa Monica Pier

The Entrance Sign for Santa Monica Pier
People Entering Santa Monica PierPeople Entering Santa Monica Pier
The Rock Shop on Santa Monica PierThe Rock Shop on Santa Monica Pier
The Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica PierThe Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier
Drummer Busking on Santa Monica PierDrummer Busking on Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica PierSanta Monica Pier

Pictures of Santa Monica at Night

Fireworks in Santa MonicaFireworks in Santa Monica
Sunset Over Santa Monica BeachSunset Over Santa Monica Beach
Sunset Over Santa Monica PierSunset Over Santa Monica Pier

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