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.

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...  more »
  • Wonderful areas for children' play, good for adults too. Great facilities, programs and events. High quality.  more »
  • Very clean and well organized. Cute little splash pad, perfect for rinsing off when kids are done at beach. Pool looked great, although with parking fee and a large family, it could add up. We stuck with the beach and had a great time. Would like to come back another time and use other amenities such as the game room. Bathrooms clean. Cute cafe. Easy to lug stuff onto the beach on the pathway provided. Free sunscreen dispenser on beach.
  • Such a great family spot. The beach amenities are free to use and open year-round. The pool has a small fee and closes a few months a year (pity), but it’s totally worth it. I recommend getting there early unless you have a reserved spot.

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