Santa Monica Bay

The Santa Monica Bay (English Santa Monica Bay), on the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean to the south of the U.S. state of California. It stretches from the coastal settlements Point Dume in the northwest to Palos Verdes in the southeast. It's eastern border also forms the western boundary of the City of Los Angeles and its southern suburbs.

In the bay lead the small rivers Ballona Creek, Malibu Creek and Topanga Creek. Despite numerous purification measures since the early 1980s, the Bay continues to suffer from algae blooms and other water pollution caused by environmental damage. Especially in the rainy winter months passes through the storm sewers and rivers a lot of pollution from the city into the waters of the bay.


The following cities, unincorporated areas and neighborhoods of Los Angeles located in the bay of Santa Monica:


  • El Segundo
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Santa Monica
  • Torrance

Census-designated place

  • Marina del Rey

Areas of Los Angeles

  • Pacific Palisades
  • Playa del Rey
  • Venice