Make a splash this summer at the Annenberg Community Beach House — open to all, no membership required. Whether lounging at the oceanfront pool or paddleboarding in the Pacific, there’s plenty of opportunity for a great day at the beach at this one-of-a-kind public beach house.

New this summer

Sunset Swim, for ages 18 and up, on the second Friday evening in June, July, August and September (6/12, 7/10, 8/14 & 9/11) from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Try your hand at Slacklining with varying heights of lines set up in the sand every Friday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Looking for a summer read? Pop in to Beach Reads: Toes In the Sand, Head In the Clouds, brought to you by Community & Cultural Services and the Santa Monica Public Library on 6/26, 7/24 and 8/28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Curious about stand-up paddleboarding? Learn the basics at one of our free dryland demos, Saturdays (6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22) at 11 a.m.

Returning favorites

Enjoy some good old fashioned fun at the 3rd annual Beach House Community Picnic, Thursday, July 23 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Set sail across the Beach House pool on Saturday, August 29 for the Cardboard Yacht Regatta. Teams of two race their cardboard and duct tape yachts and vie for awards in a variety of categories. Registration is $15 per team. Anyone can watch and cheer on the racers. Slip into the Rec Room, open daily starting at 11 a.m. to beat the heat or try your hand at ping-pong and other complimentary games for kids of all ages. Every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m., free Beach=Culture events offer a rich variety of outstanding artistry with free concerts, performances, dance halls, and readings. Peak into the past and explore the Beach House legacy on a free tour of the Marion Davies Guest House with the Santa Monica Conservancy.

2015 summer schedule and rates

Summer Hours and Activities Beach House grounds will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. Р8:30 p.m. including courtyards, view deck, splash pad, accessible play area, and beach courts for volleyball, tennis and soccer Check out Back on the Beach Café and the Beach Rentals Cart for summer essentials like boogie boards, chairs and umbrellas. Families and kids of all ages can enjoy free Monday Funday activities from 10 a. m. Р4 p.m. Free Beach=Culture performances and events, including Dance Halls, concerts, talks, and performance, will take place every Tuesday evening with reservations required.

The pool will be open May 30 & 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p. m. June 6 through September 7 the pool will be open daily, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a. m. – 6 p. m., and 10 a. m. – 8 p. m. on Saturday, Sunday and Dollar Splash Monday ($1 per person, excluding holidays when regular rates apply and the pool closes at 6 p.m.). Sunset Swim (ages 18 and up) on Fridays; June 12, July 10, August 14 and September 11 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. After Labor Day the pool will be open weekends through October 4 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pool rates are Adults $10; Youth (1 – 17) $4; Seniors (60+) $5.

Summer classes

Ocean and pool classes include Stand Up Paddleboarding, Semi-Private Swim Lessons for youth, and Synchronized Swimming with the Aqualillies. Prefer dry land? Check out Beach Volleyball with co-ed classes for adults and youth, Soccer Shots for youth, or Yoga (ages 12 and up) with an ocean view.


Reservations are never required to visit the Beach House. Limited pool reservations are available Tuesdays – Sundays, and limited parking reservations are available daily. Pool, parking, court and field reservations may be made up to three days in advance. Canopies on the sand may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Pool and parking reservations must be redeemed by 11am. Reservations are made online at The majority of parking, pool passes and some courts, fields and canopies are available on a first come, first served basis. First come, first served pool passes go on sale daily at 9 a.m., at Guest Services.

Additional info

The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. For schedules and more information, visit or call (310) 458-4904.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at (310) 458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

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