A postcard from our visit to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. We were surprised by how many fun things there was to do here, from the beach to the fair ground!

Santa Monica Pier was one of the first places we visited on our trip to Los Angeles (after the Hollywood walk of fame!). This iconic spot is right on the beach and has its own fairground filled with all kinds of classic sideshow amusements. As we rode the ferris wheel we all looked out over the Pacific Ocean and imagined what everyone was doing back home. Then, moments later, a gust of wind blew the hats right off Kirsty and Delilah’s heads! There were a few moments of tears (no, not mine), but by some miracle someone had found Delilah’s precious Frozen hat (where would we be without Elsa and Anna?) and all was right with the world again.

We had only intended a brief stop to look at the famed Santa Monica Pier, as there are certainly many other attractions to get to in LA. However, we were enjoying ourselves so much that we ended up spending a couple of hours enjoying the bright sunshine and amusements. It was really a pleasant spot to while away your time and we all enjoyed just sitting on a bench at the end of the pier and watching the ocean.

Postcard from Santa Monica Pier

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We had a blast at Santa Monica Pier. Have you ever visited? The idea of a fairground on a pier was a real novelty for us – where’s the strangest place you have seen a fairground attraction?