Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica

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The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica Beach is a public beach site, open to all with no membership required.

Beach volleyball courts, beach soccer fields, stand-up paddle board rentals, plus a splash pad and playground are available to the public year-round. We have free cultural programs, including tours of the Marion Davies Guest House, art gallery exhibits, Audubon Society bird walks, and Beach=Culture concerts, readings, and more. Community events, such as the popular "Cardboard Yacht Regatta" and the Community Picnic are fun and free for the whole family!

Our public pool is seasonal, open daily in the summer, and occasionally on holiday weekends between October and May.

Please call us, or check our website, to confirm public site hours and availability.

www.AnnenbergBeachHouse.com

Private Events:

Historic Hollywood glamour meets modern Southern California style to create an event space like no other. Flexible spaces and ocean breezes provide the perfect setting for your next meeting or celebration. Spaces vary in size and accommodate groups as intimate as 10, to elaborate celebrations for 400 or more when combining indoor and outdoor spaces.



The Beach House is also available for commercial film and photo shoots.
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  • This is an absolute joy. There was a need for a place with ample parking, a cafe, pool, clean bathrooms and showers for the kids, a play area and the location couldn’t be better. A wonderful... 
    This is an absolute joy. There was a need for a place with ample parking, a cafe, pool, clean bathrooms and showers for the kids, a play area and the location couldn’t be better. A wonderful...  more »
  • I know that sounds bad...but I am still wondering why the built this. There is a pool....very narrow and long and often filled with screaming children. The community house itself is reserved for... 
    I know that sounds bad...but I am still wondering why the built this. There is a pool....very narrow and long and often filled with screaming children. The community house itself is reserved for...  more »
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  • We love this place! Pool is heated a bit, so even on an overcast day it's still warm in the water (but can get cold when you're not in the water so bring a jacket if it's overcast). Splash pad is simple, but has seating around it if you just want free fun. The swings are a big hit too, but those are also public so just a little wait if there are a lot of kids. And there are two handicap swings that are reclined which is awesome if needed! Parking in the actual lot fills up quickly, but there are plenty of public lots just south of the beach house ($12/day) so try those. It's an easy walk on the beach walk. Also, bring lots of towels, snacks, etc. Just no glass! Such an amazing place!!
  • I love this center. It's located between very expensive private beach clubs. It's a great place to take your families with a pool, splash pads, swings, a sand area with play equipment, family areas with tables, bathrooms, a huge parking area ($12 for the day or hourly rates) and right next door to The Back on the Beach Restaurant ( the best restaurant on the beach). I love this Center because it's very safe and extremely clean. It's also located near a walkway to the beach. I call it a hidden gem.

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