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A Public Destination, Open To All

The Beach House is a unique, inclusive community destination combining a historic legacy with contemporary amenities, spectacular views, splash pad, playground, open seating, free wi-fi, beach courts & fields, and community & cultural events. Tour the Gold Coast era guest house year-round, and during summer, take a dip in the historic pool.  There's something for everyone to enjoy! 

As an event space like no other, the Beach House provides the perfect setting for meetings and celebrations, accommodating groups as intimate as ten to celebrations for 400, and available for film and photo shoots.

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Site Hours
Courtyard, splash pad, & view deck are free & open
 to the public daily 9am - 5pm!!
Tours of the Marion Davies Guest House
Friday through Monday | 12pm - 2pm
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Cardboard Yacht Regatta
Saturday, June 17 I 9am - 2pm
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Sunset Picnic
Thursday, July 20 & August 17 I 5pm - 8pm
Free, No Registration Required.
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Seaside Storytime with
Santa Monica Public Library

Friday, July 21 I 10am - 3pm
Free, No Registration 
Sunset Swim
Saturday, July 8 & July 22 I 6pm - 9pm
Friday, August 11 & August 25 I 6pm - 9pm
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Pool Open
Sunday, June 18 through
Monday, September 4
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Reservable Canopies in the Sand
Reserve online only at Reserve Santa Monica
Don't have an account?
How to create a Reserve Santa Monica Account

Monday - Thursday I 12pm - 6pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday I 10am - 6pm
Holidays: Tuesday, July 4 & Monday, September 4 I 10am - 6pm


Reserve online only at Reserve Santa Monica. Don't have an account? How to Create a Reserve Santa Monica Account.
  • Reserve up to 28 days in advance; timeslots are 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm
  • Includes one 10' x 15' canopy & two 5' tables (no chairs).
  • Canopies located in sandy area near volleyball courts. Pool access not included.
    Site map.
Reservations also available June 3 & 4, June 10 & 11, and daily June 17 – September 4.

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Sorority: Waves
Sunday, June 4 I 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Drag Queen Storytime
Friday, June 16 I 11:00am - 12pm
Please join us.
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Sunset Swim
Saturday, June 23 I 6pm - 9pm
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Pride Sapphic Icons Poetry Workshop
Saturday, June 24 I 2pm - 5pm
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Youth Semi-Private
Swim Lessons
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Saturdays, July 8 - Aug 6 I 9 - 11:30am
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Bounce Children's Gym
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
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Youth Volleyball
Tuesday, Thursday I 4pm - 5:30pm
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Floating Fitness
Saturdays, June 3 – June 17 | 8-9:00am
Wednesdays, July 12 – August 30 | 6:30-7:30pm

 Register Here
Yoga at the Beach House
Tuesday, Thursday | 10:30am - 11:30am
Register Here  

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Wheelchairs for Beach Access
Complimentary - available on a first-come
first-served basis when Guest Services is open
Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals
Rent year-round for ages 14 up
Guest Service office

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Private Events, Filming, & Photoshoots
The Beach House is available for meetings, conferences, weddings, and social events, as well as professional film and photoshoots. We offer a modern space with a mix of contemporary and historic architecture, a Julia Morgan designed pool, and parking.

Contact the sales team at (310) 458-4934 or email for details and availability. We look forward to meeting and celebrating with you.


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