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Cultural Programs & Tours 

Beach House Update as of 7.31 
We miss our Beach House community and hope you and your loved ones are well. In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting budget crisis, the Beach House summer will be different than in years past.   

A number of City facilities will begin to reopen with restrictions on a rolling basis. City staff are making facility improvements to ensure a safe reopen for the community. We are also working to make necessary changes to programming due to modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control guidance. For 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.

A notable change at the Beach House includes the pool closure through June 2021, and the Splash Pad and Playground closures until further notice. We are as heartbroken as you may be about these extended closures, and are re-imagining the Beach House as a restorative public space with recreational and cultural programming. Please stay tuned! 

Open - as of 7/31 


  • Parking Lot - Reservations not available 
  • Back on the Beach Café  
    • Separately operated, call café directly to confirm hours, 310.393.8282 
  • Beach Restrooms  
  • Water Fountain 
    • LA Dept. of Public Health recommends bringing your own water or water bottle to fill
  • Wi-Fi  
  • Beach, with accessible walkway to beach 


Closed - until further notice 


  • Playground 
  • Pool & Changing Rooms
  • Splash Pad  
  • Canopies 
  • Volleyball courts 
  • Guest Services 
  • Gated Area (includes courtyard, splash pad, view deck) 
  • Marion Davies Guest House 
  • Gallery 
  • Recreation classes 

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 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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Discover the rich history of the Beach House with Santa Monica Conservancy docents.
While the Beach House is closed, please enjoy a virtual visit to Marion’s Beach House - Past to Present.

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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