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The Annenberg Community Beach House (ACBH) at Santa Monica State Beach is a five-acre public facility combining elements of the historic Marion Davies Estate with contemporary Frederick Fisher and Partners designed structures and open spaces to create a versatile beachfront destination to consider for your next production.

Guest House Exterior Event House Exterior Pool House
Guest House           Event House  Pool House 


INDOOR & OUTDOOR SPACES interactive map of our site.    

Indoor Spaces

  • May be utilized as sets and production support areas for cast and crew. 4,000 sq. ft. 1928 two-story Georgian Revival style house and sunken garden
  • 3,590 sq. ft. contemporary Event House with floor-to-ceiling windows and three separate spaces. 
  • 1,863 sq. ft. contemporary Sand & Sea Room with 1,519 sq. ft. view deck. 

 Beachfront  Courtyards  Volleyball Courts
 Beachfront Area      Courtyard & Open Spaces      Volleyball Courts

Outdoor Spaces
  • Outdoor heated pool (to SAG requirements)
  • Courtyard
  • Splashpad
  • 2 water features (fountain, water wall) 
  • Beachfront areas
  • 6 volleyball courts

  • The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is available for COVID-19 compliant filming and commercial photo shoots. 
  • Spaces can be transformed into exterior and interior sets or utilized as support areas for green rooms; hair, makeup, and wardrove; extra's holding; and catering
  • On-site parking lot can accommodate crew trucks and basecamps. Additionally, adjacent City of Santa Monica parking lots may be available for crew parking and/or other production needs.
  • Filming and still photography may take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Crews must be offsite by 11p.m. 
  • Santa Monica Fire Department and/or Santa Monica Police Department staff may be required to ensure safety. 
  • For additional information, availability, and pricing, contact the Annenberg Community Beach House Sales Office at or (310) 458-4934. Once dates are confirmed, all permits will be issued through FilmLA*
    *Permit Approval may take 3 to 5 days. 
For more photos of filming on our site, please see our Filming Photo Brochure