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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 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 
  • 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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For the safety and enjoyment of all Beach House guests, the following are prohibited:  

  • Moving furniture or umbrellas
  • Courtyard – occupying seating for over 16 per group
  • Splash Pad & View Deck - occupying seating for over 8 per group
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Smoking/vaping
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Amplified music
  • Balloons / pinatas
  • Fires / fireworks / barbecues / wick chafing fuel
  • Attaching signage / decor to railings, walls or trees
  • Securing bikes to railings (bike racks are available)
  • Riding bikes / scooters / Segways in courtyard & walkways
  • Personal canopies, umbrellas, tables & chairs in courtyard, splash pad, walkways and view deck
  • Setting up more than 1 personal canopy on the sand
  • Any canopy larger than 12’ x 12’
  • Remote control models (drones / planes / cars)
  • Deliveries from rental companies
Other restrictions may apply. Guests must abide by the decisions of Beach House staff regarding the interpretation of any rules.

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  • Complimentary 
  • Available on a first-come first-served basis when Guest Services is open