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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 #2 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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San Luis de Sabinillas, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A very unique location to spend time on Santa Monica Beach. It is an entire complex which consists of a cafe, art center, community pool and historic house that you can tour. Call before coming to see what's open. Pool is beautiful. It is a community pool. Cafe is perfect for a lunch. Right on beach. Check when tours are... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Spending a day at a Santa Monica beach doesn't have to be daunting! This is the place to park your car and your party. Although we didn't use many of the amenities offered here, it was so nice to have a "paved" path to the shoreline with reasonable beach chair rentals at the ready. As a very family friendly area,... More

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Torrance, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This glass beach house, open to the public, is a beautiful venue for cultural events. I recently attended a Red Hen Press sponsored free poetry reading featuring Garett Hongo on a Thursday night. You need to call to reserve parking for events as parking is limited. There is a casual beach cafe on site where you can get wine and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I came here because my church that I attend to "Oasis LA" had a community event for their baptisms. They worked alongside Annenberg Community Beach House and it was not only such a wonderful time, but it was very well taken care of. The beach was very clean, people were friendly, and most of all, staff was quick, direct, and... More

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West Coast
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

$10/adult - $5/senior (60+) - $4/youth (1-17) - "Dollar Splash Mondays": only $1 During pool season, pool admission may be reserved online for up to 6 people, one to three days in advance. Pool admission may also be purchased on a walk-up basis. Passes are only sold for guests present at the window at the time of purchase, and pool... More

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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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