Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pie


See below for the Park’s scheduled operating hours.

The Santa Monica Pier was built in 1909 and since then the pier has become a center for pure leisure, with an amusement park, an arcade, an aquarium, and plenty of space for fishing. Visit one of the attractions, or take a tour to learn more about the history of the pier!

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pie (10)

An Unlimited Ride Wristband pass gives you all-day access to all 12 of the Park’s rides, including the famous Pacific Wheel, the world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris wheel, which boasts panoramic views of the Southern California coastline. From the Frog Hopper to the West Coaster, there’s plenty of fun for tots, teens and the young at heart.

Is the Santa Monica Pier Open?

Yes! The Santa Monica Pier is open daily from 6 AM – 10 PM, every day of the year including holidays. Individual pier businesses, including the rides at Pacific Park like the Ferris wheel, have operating hours that vary from day to day. See above for the operating scheduled for Pacific Park. All other businesses can be found on the Pier directory.


What time does the Santa Monica Pier Close?

The Santa Monica Pier closes at 10 PM daily. Other pier businesses may close earlier or stay open later depending on the season and for special events. Rides, including the Ferris wheel, operate daily, weather permitting. A full schedule of operating hours for the amusement park rides inside Pacific Park can be found above.

What are the hours for the Santa Monica Pier?

Hours for individual businesses on the Santa Monica Pier vary daily. The pier opens to the public at 6 AM and guests are asked to leave before 10 PM. Rides run daily, weather permitting, and generally start around 12 Noon. A full schedule of ride operations is available above. Other businesses my post different hours.

Vintage postcard circa 1959 showing the entrance plaza of Pacific Ocean Park
LocationSanta Monica, California, US
Coordinates33.998°N 118.482°W
Opened26 July 1958
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pie

Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California. The park, located on the Santa Monica Pier, looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island.

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