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Getting Here

Beach House Update as of 6.25 
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.   

Beginning July 2020, on a rolling basis, the City of Santa Monica will begin to reopen select facilities and programs with restrictions. We are working on facility improvements to ensure a safe reopening for the community along with modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to safely reopen Santa Monica. For information as it becomes available, please check santamonica.gov/coronavirus-reopenings. 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 6/25 

 

  • Parking Lot - Reservations not available 
  • Back on the Beach Café  
    • Separately operated, call café directly to confirm hours, 310.393.8282 
  • 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 
  • 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 santamonica.gov/coronavirus. Sign up for daily updates at santamonica.gov/newsletter 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 info@santamonica.gov or 310-458-8400. 

 

 

 

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway *
Santa Monica, CA, 90402
 

*Important: In some navigational systems the address may appear as 415 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA. Questions? Call 310-458-4904

DIRECTIONS

From Los Angeles:
Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach.  At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.


From Malibu:
Take Pacific Coast Highway south.  Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.

From Santa Monica (downtown):
Head west towards Ocean Ave.  Turn left at Ocean Ave.  Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (after Colorado/the pier entrance) which will have signs for Pacific Coast Highway.  Turn left at Beach House Way into our parking lot.

PARKING

Parking Rates
 Apr - Oct:   $12/day or $3/hour
 Nov - Mar:   $8/day or $3/hour
  • Parking is available year-round on a first come, first served basis. 
  • When you arrive, note the number of your space and pay at the Park & Pay machines located in each section of the lot.  
  • During the summer pool season there are a limited number of pre-paid parking passes, however they are never required to park in the lots.
  • The Beach House lot has 14 preferred parking spaces for fuel efficient vehicles and 12 disabled parking spaces. 
  • Guests displaying a valid Disabled Person placard or license plate, or Senior Beach permit issued by the City, may park in the Beach House lot at no charge.
 
 
Parking Lot Hours
 Dec-Feb:   7am - 7pm
 Mar-Apr:    7am - 8pm  
 May-Sept:   7am - 9pm
 Oct - Nov:  7am - 8 pm

If the Beach House lot is full, additional parking lots 8 & 9 (south) and Will Rogers State Beach (north) are within walking distance. The bike path connects these lots to the Beach House on the ocean side.
Check Santa Monica's City-Wide Parking Map for updated information about the Beach House parking lot and lots Pacific Coast Highway.


 

BIKE, RUN, WALK

breeze bike 2016 

The Beach House is easily accessible by foot or by bike from the Marvin Braude Bike Trail (beach bike path). Bikes from the City's Breeze Bike Share Program are available on the Beach House site. Click here for mapFrom the beach we are directly east of County Lifeguard Tower 4, north of the Santa Monica Pier and south of Will Rogers State Beach. 

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail runs along the beach side of the grounds. Bike racks are available on site- remember to bring your own lock! Securing bikes to railings or gates is not permitted.

The Access Map can help you find the best route here.   

BUS

Big Blue BusThe Big Blue Bus #9 stops at the intersection of Entrada Dr/Channel Rd and Pacific Coast Highway, about 1/4 mile north of the Beach House. Use the underground walking path to get across PCH to the beach, and then head south along the bike path toward the Beach House. 

Visit the Big Blue Bus website for route and schedule information.