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General Reservation information

  • Reservations are never required to visit the Beach House!
  • During fall, winter and spring, reservations are only available for courts and fields.
  • During summer pool season, a limited number of reservations are available for pool and parking, with the majority of pool passes and parking available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Canopy reservations are also available during summer pool season.
  • Reservations are available online only at Reserve Santa Monica
  • Reservations go live at 7am.
  • NEW! Pool and Parking reservations are held until 10am.  If you plan to arrive after 10am, reservations are not recommended.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.
  • No same day reservations.

Year-Round Reservations

  • Reservations are never required for court or field use.  Courts and fields are also available on a first come, first served basis for free.
  • Reservations are available year-round, online only at Reserve Santa Monica.
  • Reserve up to 4 weeks in advance for $10/hour.
  • Reservations intended for individual or small party use only.  
  • Volleyball court nets are adjustable and may be lowered for beach tennis play.
  • Equipment available to check out at Guest Services.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.

Summer Reservations 

 Reservations for canopies on the sand, pool, and parking are available during summer pool season only.  Reservations are available online only at Reserve Santa Monica



  • Reservations are never required to visit the pool, the majority of passes are first come, first served daily starting at 9am.
  • Limited reservations are available during summer pool season, excluding Half Price Monday, online only at Reserve Santa Monica. Click ACTIVITIES, search keyword "ACBH POOL" and select an available date.
  • Reserve 1-3 days in advance.
  • NEW! Pool reservations are held until 10am. Each guest in the reservation party must be present by 10am to pick up their pool pass. After 10am, if a wait list has begun, guests checking in with reservations will be added to the wait list.
  • Each guest may make up to 6 pool reservations per Reserve Santa Monica account.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.  


  • Parking reservations are never required to visit the Beach House. 
  • During summer pool season, reservations are available 1-3 days in advance online only at Reserve Santa Monica
  • Each guest may make 1 parking reservation.    
  • If lot is full: Alternative beach lots include Lots 8 & 9 to the South and Will Rogers State Beach to the North. The Bike Path connects these lots to the Beach House on the ocean side.
  • The Beach House parking lot is busiest on weekends and Half Price Mondays, often filling to capacity. The lot is typically less busy Tuesday through Thursday.
  • 5-Minute loading spaces are available to make loading/unloading easier.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.

CANOPY RESERVATIONS - for groups up to 30 people  

  • 3 Canopies available for advance reservation.
  • 3 first come, first served canopies available on site.
  • Reservations online only at Reserve Santa Monica
  • Reserve up to 4 weeks in advance.
  • Limit 1 canopy reservation per group.
  • Reservation times available: 9am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm.
  • $40 per 4-hour reservation.
  • Includes (1) 10' x 15' canopy & (2) 5' tables.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.
  • See map showing Canopy locations.