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Very nice clean beach in Santa Monica

I attended an event at the Annenberg Community Beach House, which was my first time. Easy parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
Beautiful swimming pool-right on the beach

We spent the first half of the day at the swimming pool. It was beautiful with attentive life... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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 David G
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
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Grab a beach chair here, let your kids play in the pool or participate in the supervised activities, and read up on Marion Davies (who lived here), Randolph Hearst (who built the 22-room house for her), Julia Morgan (who designed the mansion and side buildings)....More

1  Thank dirkj0t
Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a beautiful place that opens out onto the beach...WONDERFUL service and staff. Comfortable parking and the IDEAL location for a wedding, party and event of any kind. It does depend largely on the type of event, as to what room you choose to utilize,...More

1  Thank MsBunny2011
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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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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.
William S
23 January 2017|
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Response from sunstonetours | Reviewed this property |
There are weddings all the time. Quite popular. So many different options available that would dictate the price. You would have to call the main office of t he Annenberg Beach House. I was working there today and a couple... More