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Will Rogers State Beach

Los Angeles County

Will Rogers State Beach


17000 Pacific Coast Highway
at Temescal Canyon Road
3 miles north of the Santa Monica Pier
(310) 305-9503


  winter $4 - $9
  summer $4 - $12
Hours: sunrise to sunset
8:00 AM to sunset
Operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors
LA County Beaches Tourist Information, contact Marina del Rey Visitor Center:
(310) 305-9545

Main Attractions

Facilities and Features


Hazards Include

Caution: Check with rangers or lifeguards that conditions are safe for your planned activities.

LA County Beach Regulations (partial list)

Topanga County Beach webcam:
Topanga Webcam LA Beaches Water Quality:
County of Los Angeles Public Health

Will Rogers State Beach map, Los Angeles County, CA

Will Rogers
State Beach

Will Rogers State Beach connects on its southeast end with Santa Monica State Beach, forming a 6 mile swath of sand along Santa Monica Bay. Will Rogers Beach offers swimming, surfing, sunbathing, volleyball, and all the other usual beach activities without the same crowds you often find on Santa Monica Beach. Facilities at Will Rogers Beach include restrooms with showers, lifeguards, restaurants and a snack shop, and plenty of volleyball courts.

Into the Surf

Will Rogers State Beach has been acclaimed as one of the best beaches for swimming along the southern California Coast, mainly because of the good water quality. However, check the water quality link above for up-to-date information on water quality along Los Angeles County beaches. Lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours in stations along the length of the beach. Although waves are only moderate in size, beginning and intermediate surfers enjoy the point break.

Kitesurfers and windsurfers enjoy the stiff afternoon winds. Divers and kayakers launch from the beach, while anglers try their luck casting into the surf.

Pelican on Will Rogers State Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

Nearby Restaurants

Jack in the Box, Sunset Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway
Fiesta Feast, 17336 W. Sunset Blvd.
Subway, 17334 W. Sunset Blvd.
Gladstone's Restaurant: 17300 Pacific Coast Highway
The Hungry Cat, 100 W. Channel Road
Sam's By the Beach, 108 W. Channel Road

Nearby Groceries

Vons, 17380 W. Sunset Blvd.

Will Rogers State Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

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Topanga County Beach

18700 Pacific Coast Highway
Popular for surfing. Also used for swimming, but a rocky shore makes this somewhat hazardous. Fishing is good from rocks or sand. Facilities include picnic tables, restrooms, and showers. There is a food concession at the beach and lifeguards are on duty during daylight house. The beach is open from 6:00 AM to sunset. Parking is $3 to $10 in summer and $3 to $8 in winter.

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Las Tunas County Beach

19444 Pacific Coast Highway
This small beach is most popular for fishing and diving. The water quality at Las tunas Beach is rated among the best in the county. Swimmers enjoy the water while sun bathers relax on the quiet patch of sand. Lifeguards are on duty during the day. Volleyball nets are set up for public use. A food concession operates here. There is free off-street parking.

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Ocean Safety

California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at
CA State Parks: Ocean Safety

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