About the Bay

Santa Monica Bay looking north from the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay looking north from the Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Bay looking north from the Santa Monica Pier.

Black Surfperch - Catalina Island
Black Surfperch - Catalina Island

Surfperch amidst kelp at Catalina Island. Learn more about the habitats and animals of the Bay. Photo: Bryan Murray

Trash on the beach at Playa del Rey
Trash on the beach at Playa del Rey

Pollution and its impacts poses many risks. Learn what Heal the Bay is working on to preserve and protect the bay, animals and people.

Point Dume is just one of the countless beautiful and historic areas of the Bay.