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Socially Distanced: Santa Monica Pier Reopens Every Day to Limited Hours, Limited Foot Traffic

"The Pier is Open Daily 10 am to 8 pm. The Beach is Open!" says the Pier's official website

The Santa Monica Pier reopened on Wednesday. The 111 year old iconic wooden structure had been closed due to Covid-19 since the lockdown began on March 19, 2020.

Images on social media as well as the Pier's website,, confirmed the reopening. "The Santa Monica Pier is now open with limited hours and operations. Your health and safety are our top priority, which is why you'll see a lot of changes around here. From limited hours and capacity to expanded outdoor seating, we've been working hard to make sure the Pier experience meets today and tomorrow's changing needs. And remember: between the sun, sand and sea – some things never change," it says.

THE PIER IS OPEN DAILY 10AM-8PM • THE BEACH IS OPEN! says, the pier's official website.

Now comes the part where I copy and paste a few paragraphs from Wikipedia. But first I want to acknowledge that this is a great moment for us all. We've all had many fun moments on the Santa Monica Pier with family. I hope it's there for the next 111 years, and never closes for 3 months again.

The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. It contains a small amusement park, concession stands, and areas for views and fishing. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with its solar panelled Ferris wheel. The brightly lit wheel can be seen from a distance and has been turned off during the Earth Hour observance.

It also has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants. The pier's west end is a popular location for anglers.

The pier is a venue for outdoor concerts, movies, and other activities.


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