That’s how one person recently described the area around the famous Santa Monica Pier to me.
On any given evening at sunset, you’ll find a multitude of photographers with models (or kids, families, engaged couples, newlyweds, yogis, etc) posing in front of the iconic backdrop.
Between the amusement park rides and picturesque coastline, the busy Santa Monica Pier has peak California vibes. And the lighting is on point.
But under the boardwalk, it’s like walking through a giant kaleidoscope.
The light filters through dozens and dozens of poles during golden hour.
There’s an intense smell of the salt water, and the waves crash loudly against the pier. You suddenly feel a little nostalgia for young love too.
It’s a great spot for a photo-op or to just sit and admire.
And it’ll have you singing “Under the Boardwalk” all day long.