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Annenberg Community Beach House

Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone Number: 310-458-4904
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Beach House is a new public facility set on 5-acres of Santa Monica Beach.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The Beach House is a new public facility set on 5-acres of Santa Monica Beach.

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Like many L.A.-area attractions, the Annenberg Community Beach House has an interesting history. The beach house is the former estate of actress Marion Davies. She and William Randolph Hearst hosted numerous parties attended by Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo and other such celebrities. Today, the family-friendly oceanfront beach house is open to the public for playing on the beach and swimming... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you want to go to the beach and not lug everything around...this is the place to go. You have to be there first thing though or you ain't getting parking here. You have beach, nice bathrooms, swimming pool (if you get reservations) & restaurant. This is a calmer version of Paradise Cove in Malibu but closer to LA! Park... More 

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San Diego, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended a kids birthday party here. We had the run of the place between the birthday tent setup on the sand, access to the beach and the pool. It has a private club feel but the public walks freely through there and that is also one of the best things. I had visited about 1 year early in another capacity... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We rented the facility for a large group function and the staff was great overall. They also catered in great food. Overall a great venue for a day at the beach!

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Lutherville,md
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Attended a wedding at Sunset on the beach. The location was excellent and the house was beautiful. The back of the house has a porch which was used for the wedding and the stairs on each side to hold the bride and grooms close friends and family. Could not have been more perfect/

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's a great place - seems like a private beach - beautiful pool for children and adults alike. Can spend the day there - visit The Marion Davies former home - William Randolph Hurst gave it to her. She had many famous visitors who spent time there. A little café is near the pool for burgers, salads etc. Wonderful, clean... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love this community beach club. Great food, a pool, rentals, dining on the beach while the kiddies play on the playground? Family bliss. Parking can be tough on popular days like weekends and holidays, so get there early. In the summer swim reservations are a must. Or just bring your picnic basket and head to the waves. Great for younger... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My kid loves this place he had so much fun. We have a pool in my condo complex but it is still fun too pack a lunch and have a fun day at the pool with other social people. I like that it is upscale but not snooty.

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Valencia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my son to the Beach House on a Sunday and we both loved it! I reserved parking ahead of time. I definately recommend! It was easy to reserve the parking spot and pool passes online. When we got there they moved some cones for us and we got front row parking right next to the buliding which was... More 

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San Luis de Sabinillas, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a wonderful setting, just beyond the California Incline and walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, with a very pleasant and attentive staff, and very tasty catered food service.

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