This is one of my favorite places on the westside. The Santa Monica pier is too crowded. The Washington pier has severe parking problems. By day this strip is populated with humans walking dogs and some fishermen. By night there are still humans walking dogs and I wouldn't be surprised if there was still a fisherman hanging around. Both day and night, you can watch and drool at the boats going in out of the channel. Sometimes I go to the very end of the jetty and sit on the rocks. It's quiet and meditative.