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Annenberg Community Beach House

Open today: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Great Place to Work on My Day Off!

I have been looking for a place on the beach to have a "Desk Day" when I'm in LA. I hate LA and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
perfect for families

We took 4 children to the Annenberg Community Beach House in June. The water is a long walk from... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Houston, Texas
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The Beach House is a unique community destination, open to all, no membership required! With spectacular views, splash pad, playground, gallery, Marion Davies Guest House, beach courts & fields, community & cultural events, seasonal pool, classes...more
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415 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
Santa Monica
+1 310-458-4904
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I have been looking for a place on the beach to have a "Desk Day" when I'm in LA. I hate LA and have been exploring it for the sake of being able to visit my sister and college friend. They live in the foothills,...More

Thank delingei
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We took 4 children to the Annenberg Community Beach House in June. The water is a long walk from the Beach House which worked out nicely with the toddlers. There is a restaurant adjacent to a sand playground with an outside shower for cleaning sand...More

Thank 7Alexandra7
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I attended an event at the Annenberg Community Beach House, which was my first time. Easy parking and great location in Santa Monica (right off of PCH). Very clean facility and beach was nice and clean too. There is food nearby and a nice play...More

Thank mcorbin560
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We spent the first half of the day at the swimming pool. It was beautiful with attentive life guards. They limit the number of passes sold per day so it’s not crowded. Plenty of beach chairs to go around. They allow you to bring food...More

1  Thank OhioLove2travel007
Reviewed 2 May 2018

If for nothing else, one should visit the Annenberg to see and to swim in the beautiful pool that was designed by the architect Julia Morgan as part of the original beach house for Randolph Hearst. It's wonderful to spend time with family and friend...More

2  Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Attended an evening private party here and found it to be a very good venue for an event within relevant guest number parameters. We had maybe 70 or so. The main room is pleasant and has an excellent outside patio/terrace area. There is good on...More

1  Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 17 March 2018

love to stop and watch people on the bike/walking prominode and have a bite to eat at Back at the Beach and let kids play on the jungle gym and climbers

1  Thank amynjim
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Like having your own private beach club-on the oceanfront,pool,changing room. Get there early in the summer for parking. Took the grandkids and they had a blast.

2  Thank philsman
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve driven by the Beach House for 20 years and never stopped! Took a tour of the Marion Davies Guest House and enjoyed the docent’s recounting of Hollywood history. Will return with a picnic when the weather is warmer.

2  Thank Devon S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

You can eat inside or outside, sun or shade, with an excellent menu even if you want lunch foods at breakfast time. More than adequate parking. I've eaten here several times with friends, with never anything less than excellent. It's addictive!

1  Thank Charon666
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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Frankie B
23 August 2018|
Response from 7Alexandra7 | Reviewed this property |
The only fee is parking to use the beach. I don't know the fee for the pool.
27 May 2018|
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Response from dirkj0t | Reviewed this property |
There are small lockers available, but I don't think a suitcase will fit. Shower and changing are there, but think beach, nothing fancy like in your gym.
27 August 2017|
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Response from sunstonetours | Reviewed this property |
I am a docent at the Beach House. We give tours at all times between 11 and 2. It lists tours only on the hour, but we try to accommodate everyone who comes in no matter what time when we are open. Even open Labor Day.