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Beach House Update as of 9.11 
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 is 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 City of Santa Monica 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 refreshed recreational and cultural programming. Please stay tuned! 

Open - as of 9/11


  • 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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Pool Admission:  

$10 Adult
$4 Youth
$5 Seniors (60+)

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On pool days, passes go on sale at 9am. All members of your party must be present at Guest Services when purchasing passes.

If the pool reaches capacity, a waitlist is started. Guests will be notified via text message when space is available. Once notified, guests will have 15 minutes for their entire party to assemble at Guest Services to purchase pool passes. You must be on site to add your party to the waitlist.

Pool passes include access to the heated pool, changing rooms, and lockers. Towels are not provided, please bring your own. Locks for the lockers may be checked out at Guest Services or you may bring your own. 

Please Note:
Youth under age 8 and 4’ in height must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.
Youth under age 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Children requiring diapers must wear a swim diaper in the water. 

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Guests must abide by the decision of Beach House staff regarding the interpretation of rules governing the use of the facility. Behavior or activity determined to be unsafe, hazardous, inappropriate or a violation of the rules is prohibited.

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests:
Youth under age 8 and 4’ in height must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.
Youth under age 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Children requiring diapers must wear a swim diaper in the water.
Swim suits or equivalent must be worn in the water.
Swimmers must shower before entering the water.   

The following are prohibited:
Running, rough play, pushing or dunking of others
Bikes, scooters, skateboards
Glass containers
Masks, fins, or snorkels during recreational swim
Toys in the water, unless distributed by Beach House staff
Flotation devices (except Coast Guard approved jackets) 

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Pop Up Pool Days are days we open the pool during our off-season, typically between October and May. 
All passes are available on a first come, first served basis. Regular pool rates and rules apply.
To receive information about Pop Up Pool Days as soon as they are scheduled, sign up for email notifications, check our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where we will post a notice about three days in advance!  



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The Beach House pool is one of the remaining elements from the historic Marion Davies Estate. It features marble around the deck and beautiful tiles that were restored by hand. The pool and pool deck are complimented by a new Pool House, with changing areas, lockers, and a second floor View Deck that offers spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay. Enjoy a virtual visit to Marion’s Beach House - Past to Present.