Santa Monica Beach is located in Los Angeles , California . it is a very wide beach the attracts thousands of people each day of the year . The world famous Santa Monica Pier is located here . You csn get some beach food on the pier . There are also amusment rides on the pier including tbe world famous horse carasoul as seen in many movies . To th east of the beach is a very large shopping complex . The complex also has places for you to get a bite to eat . the people are very friendly in this area and not as many street beggars as Venice Beach .