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Beach Activities & Sports 

 

COURT & FIELD RESERVATIONS
BEACH VOLLEYBALL
BEACH TENNIS
 
BEACH SOCCER
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS  
BEACH PERMIT APPLICATIONS
SURF INSTRUCTION  

 

 

COURT & FIELD RESERVATIONS

 

Available year-round. Reserve 1-3 days in advance for $10/hour. No refunds.

Beach court and field reservations are intended for individual or small party use only. See below for information on team and multi-day use. Reservations are not required for court or field use. Courts without reservations are available on a first come first served basis for free. Nets are adjustable and may be lowered for beach tennis play.
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

There are six beach volleyball courts on the sand next to the Beach House.
On most days, at least three courts are available on a first come, first served basis at no charge.
Volleyballs are available to borrow from Guest Services with a valid form of ID.
Court availability may change due to volleyball classes offered through the City of Santa Monica and other use permitted by the Beach Recreation Supervisor.



volleyball

BEACH TENNIS

 

Beach Tennis A combination of beach volleyball, tennis, and badminton, beach tennis is a doubles game with all volleys played completely in the air.
Nets on the six volleyball courts are adjustable and may be lowered for Beach Tennis play.
Staff is available to assist with lowering the nets during summer.
Tennis rackets and balls are available to borrow from Guest Services with a valid form of ID.


Beach Tennis

BEACH SOCCER

 

The Beach House has two regulation-size beach soccer fields that are available for public use.
One field is available on a first come, first served basis year-round at no charge.
Soccer balls are available to borrow from Guest Services with a valid form of ID.



Beach Soccer

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTALS

 

Rentals are available year-round! Please call 310-458-4904 before your visit to confirm availability.
Rental includes board, paddle, cart to transport board to the beach, and personal flotation device. Waiver required. Minimum age to use a paddleboard is 14 years old. Introductory video available to watch for beginners. Availability is subject to weather and surf conditions.
$25/1 hour
$40/2 hours
$60/4 hours

Not ready to try it on your own? Stand Up Paddle board classes are available during the summer season
Please note, between October and May (off-season), the office closes for lunch and rentals are available 9am-3:30pm.



Stand Up Paddle Board

BEACH PERMIT APPLICATIONS

 

Subject to approval by the Beach Recreation Supervisor, team and multi-day court use may be coordinated through the permit process. Fees vary depending on the nature of your group.
To apply for a beach court permit, please submit your permit application a minimum of 10 days prior to your requested date(s) by email to beach.permits@smgov.net or fax to (310)393-7827.
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SURF INSTRUCTION ON SANTA MONICA STATE BEACH

 

If you are interested in taking surf lessons on Santa Monica State Beach, please be sure that you are contacting one of the Surf Instructors permitted by the City of Santa Monica. These instructors help to maintain water safety and maximize public recreational opportunities on Santa Monica State Beach. All of the Permitted Surf Instructors have been proven to provide the safest, highest quality surf instruction available. They make every effort to help you have a great day at the beach!
Click here for a list of the City of Santa Monica’s Authorized Surf Instructors, effective June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.