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Beach House Update as of 3.02.2021
It's been a while, and we're still missing you! While everyone is staying safe, we're bringing the Beach House to you with #BeachHouseBliss, #GoldCoastMoments, and virtual Beach=Culture programs  follow us on Instagram or Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch. 

Below is a guide of what is open to the public. We'll be back 
as a restorative place with refreshed recreational and cultural programs as swiftly as possible. Stay tuned and stay well!

Open - subject to change

  • Parking Lot 
  • Playground
  • Back on the Beach Café  
    • Separately operated, call café to confirm hours and services, 310.393.8282 
  • Beach Restrooms  
  • Water Fountain 
    • LACDPH recommends bringing your own water or water bottle to fill
  • Wi-Fi  
  • Beach, with accessible walkway


Closed - until further notice 

  • Volleyball courts 
  • Gated Area: includes courtyard, splash pad, view deck, Marion Davies Guest House, Gallery  
  • Guest Services
  • Pool & changing rooms
  • In-person programs

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 City 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. 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