There are countless sandy retreats on the Pacific Ocean that are easily reached from Chino Hills. Santa Monica beach offers all of your classic enjoyable beach activities plus a small amusement park on the pier that is great for kids. When you need a break from the beach you can walk up to the 3rd Street Promenade shops and restaurants. The Promenade has been called a “shoppers paradise” because of its diverse and fashionable stores. The area also has many great clubs and pubs for nighttime fun. We also recommend that people with kids explore the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium where they have great activities for the young ones and even touch tanks where you can pet baby sharks.