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Sunday, January 31, 2021 3-4pm Zoom presentation
Free event, Register Here
Celebrate the life and times of Marion Davies -- silent film actress, famed party hostess, and the original Beach House resident. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Happy Birthday Marion Zoom presentation celebration by the Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Conservancy.

Kick-off the celebration by making Marion’s Sunset at the Beach mocktail. Enjoy tales and tidbits about Marion and her circle with Santa Monica Conservancy docents. Get a glimpse into Marion’s Ziegfeld Follies days. Cut a rug doing the uptown lowdown in the privacy of your own home with music of the 1920s and 30s with songstress Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, and pianist Frederick Hodges. Let’s raise a glass and lift our spirits!

Registrants will receive an event Zoom link and the recipe for Marion’s Sunset at the Beach mocktail the week prior.

Registration closes Saturday, January 30 at 3pm.



Beach House Update as of 12.11.2020
It's been a while, and we're still missing you! While everyone is staying safe, we're bringing the Beach House to you with #BeachHouseBliss, #GoldCoastMoments, and virtual Beach=Culture programs  follow us on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch. 

Below is a guide of what is open to the public. We'll be back 
as a restorative place with refreshed recreational and cultural programs as swiftly as possible. Stay tuned and stay well!

Open - as of 12.11

  • Parking Lot 
  • Playground
  • Back on the Beach Café  
    • Separately operated, call café to confirm hours and services, 310.393.8282 
  • Beach Restrooms  
  • Water Fountain 
    • LACDPH recommends bringing your own water or water bottle to fill
  • Wi-Fi  
  • Beach, with accessible walkway


Closed - until further notice 

  • Volleyball courts 
  • Gated Area: includes courtyard, splash pad, view deck, Marion Davies Guest House, Gallery  
  • Guest Services
  • Pool & changing rooms
  • In-person programs

City of Santa Monica’s Health & Safety Requirements 

  • Face coverings are required.   
  • Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart from others.  
  • Wash hands frequently.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Stay home if you are sick.  

For City information as it becomes available, please check Re-opening is subject to change based on the County of Los Angeles Public Health orders and guidelines. For local COVID-19 updates, visit Sign up for daily updates at and emergency alerts by texting SMCOVID to 888-777. You can also follow TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. If you have additional questions, contact our COVID-19 hotline at or 310-458-8400.

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The Beach House is a unique community destination. With spectacular views, splash pad, playground, gallery, Marion Davies Guest House, beach courts & fields, community & cultural events, historic pool, free wi-fi, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy!  As an event space like no other, the Beach House provides the perfect setting for your next meeting or celebration, accommodating groups as intimate as ten to celebrations for 400, also available for film and photo shoots.  

Update on Filming & Photo Shoots
The Beach House is now available for filming and photo shoots. We offer a modern space with a mix of contemporary and historic architecture, a Julia Morgan designed pool, and ample parking.  
For information and to arrange a tour of our site call 310.458.4934 or email The Beach House is working closely with the City of Santa Monica and FilmLA to operate safely in accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.   


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Update on Private Events 
The Beach House is currently not available for events or site tours. We are able to answer questions about hosting your meeting, retreat, or special occasion. Please call 310.458.4934 or email for details on hosting an event at the Beach House. We look forward to meeting and celebrating with you. 

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*The Beach House is closed to the public until further notice and all in-person programs are currently suspended. 

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*The Beach House is closed to the public until further notice and all in-person programs are currently suspended. 
Click below on ArtSaMo for upcoming Beach=Culture virtual events!

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*The Beach House is closed to the public until further notice and all in-person programs are currently suspended. Until we reopen, please enjoy a virtual visit to Marion’s Beach House - Past to Present.   

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Youth Volleyball
Suspended until further notice

Suspended until further notice

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Adult Volleyball
Suspended until further notice




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