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Annenberg Community Beach House

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Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone Number: +1 310-458-4904
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8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Beach House is a unique community destination, open to all, no...
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 for children and adults, free wi-fi, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy! The Beach House grounds are open daily, including the playground, splash pad, beach area, courtyard, view deck, and volleyball courts. The site upon which the Beach House now sits was originally developed during the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate, designed by architect Julia Morgan, featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms, three guest houses and an ornate marble swimming pool. Learn more about the Beach House history on a tour of the last remaining Guest House with a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Classes for adults include yoga, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Beach Volleyball, and Synchronized Swimming. Children can to learn to swim, play beach volleyball, and beach soccer! Our historic pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, during the summer pool season, and requires an admission fee. Between October and May the pool is closed. We will occasionally open the pool on warm weather weekends or holidays.
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Splash & Beach!

You've got everything here - sand play ground for the kids, beach access to Santa Monica (a bit out to the sand but worth the walk), and a bonus splash foundation area that kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You've got everything here - sand play ground for the kids, beach access to Santa Monica (a bit out to the sand but worth the walk), and a bonus splash foundation area that kids can't get enough of!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have you ever wanted to live at the beach but ... or belong to a private beach club but ... This is a place you can make seem like home or your private club and let the kids enjoy a swim and enjoy the beach and at the end of the day you don't have to pay for it or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were visiting LA and I found the Annenberg Beach House on tripadvisor. It was a great place to park the rental car for the day, have a nice spot to eat lunch, place for the kids to play, and restrooms. Because the parking lot was so close to the beach I was able to make several trips and leave... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They offer a lot of things here but you need to read the website. There are art showings, plays, volleyball and the pool and of course the splash pad for the young kids. There is also a cafe next door and you can tour the Marion Davies guesthouse from the times of Chaplin and Hearst.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

A great place to take visitors. Friends came in from out of town and I wanted to give them a great CA experience, so I took them to Back on the Beach at the Annenberg Beach House. It was on a week day so it was not crowded. We were seated on the patio and had a great lunch while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Outdoor seating is covered so not too hot, it has an adjoining playground & pool for the toddlers & kids which is great. They can join you for eating or go play while you dine. Food is good, hamburgers & fish & fry's. We made our way there from Ocean drive, down a lot of stairs onto the beach then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We happened upon this place while cycling, and what a cool place. Very clean and appealing. This would be a grat place for a big group get together like a family reunion or even a wedding! AND right on the beach!!!

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great place with a rich history. It started its life as a mansion that was built for Marion Davies by William Randolph Hearst. (Also see info on San Simeon for more Hearst/Davies history.) It's so wonderful that this is a PUBLIC facility available to anyone. Very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Historic beach home brought up to date..............great pool,art activities,music events, etc. It offers a quiet place to view the ocean and people watch the bike path travelers. Former home of Marion Davies and Mr. Randolph Hearst.... the guest house remains of the original property. Tours available.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Look this is not a gourmet restaurant. But if you want a simple burger or chicken salad, it is perhaps the only place on the coast where you can actually feel the crunch of sand under your feet LA does all it can to prevent us from actually walking on the sand. The stretch of perfectly groomed and totally unpoulated... More 

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Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Phone Number: +1 310-458-4904
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

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