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Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-458-4904
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Ranked #11 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: The Beach House is a new public facility set on 5-acres of Santa Monica Beach.
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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were in Santa Monica for 4 days of downtime and sightseeing as part of our Californian road trip. Our hotel didn't really have a decent pool so I had googled beach clubs in the area. Annenberg beach house came up trumps!. Not only has it the most beautiful heated pool with exquisite mosaics and the fanciest pool steps, it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a really nice place with children. There is a playground and a water attraction (just a large fountain kids can run through). They also have clean bathrooms. You have to walk about 400 yards to get to the actual beach but if your kids want to play in the sand and you want a beautiful view, this is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Don't be fooled. You can easily drop $40 here. The Parking is $12, all other parking in the area is $10 so not a big difference. I think the easy access to a sidewalk almost all the way out to the water, clean bathrooms and showers is worth $2. The beach isn't too crowded and generally clean, although beaches in... More

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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Santa Monica Annenberg Community Beach House is the only public beach house on the coast. This is a quieter stretch of the beach, perfect for beach parties, meeting friends and spending time with your family. There are volleyball courts, a children's play area and a lovely pool (the pool has a nominal charge). For fans of silent movie star... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's a free public access beach-house and they have all kinds of activities for those that love H2o. If U swim, kayak, paddle-board, stand-up paddle board or just want to sit by the pool, this is the place!

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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

How often does an organization take a beach mansion and turn it into a community center? But that's what happened here. The historic beach home of Randolph Hearst's mistress Marion Davis was converted into a community center. The best part is the pool. For a minimal fee, you can use the wonderful restored swimming pool all day. They have great... More

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Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

On the beach this property is maintained by the city of Santa Monica and a Foundation as a community center and historic site. The 5-acre oceanfront site upon which the Annenberg Community Beach House now sits was originally developed during the Gold Coast era of the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The guest house and pool... More

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Morris, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Annenberg Beach House is a beautiful location for a wedding! Beautiful view of the beach, charming house and good food!

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Topanga, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Go check out the Annenberg facility ... we saw it shortly after it opened and were really impressed. It's got a fantabulous lap pool, lounge chairs and rooms for seminars and such where people can host/attend workshops and such. everything looks clean, stylish, modern and inviting. I can definitely recommend this place, it's right on the beach. Parking could get... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I attended a 2 day conference here; the food was excellent, the location perfect, though the scenery was slightly distracting. An overall excellent event. I loved that you could check out volleyballs and other recreation equipment to use on the beach; a great way to unwind at the end of the day!

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