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Beach Activities & Sports 

Beach House Update as of 11.30.2020
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 - as of 11.30

  • Parking Lot 
  • 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 

  • Playground
  • 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 santamonica.gov/coronavirus-reopenings. Re-opening is subject to change based on the County of Los Angeles Public Health orders and guidelines. 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. 

 
COURT & FIELD RESERVATIONS 
BEACH VOLLEYBALL 
BEACH TENNIS 
BEACH SOCCER 
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS  
BEACH PERMIT APPLICATIONS  
SURF INSTRUCTION 

 

COURT & FIELD RESERVATIONS

 

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Available year-round on first come, first served basis or reserve up to 4 weeks in advance for $10/hour. No refunds.

Beach court and field reservations are intended for individual or small party use only. See below for information on team and multi-day use. Reservations are not required for court or field use. Courts without reservations are available on a first-come first-served basis for free. Nets are adjustable and may be lowered for beach tennis play.

 

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

 

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There are six beach volleyball courts on the sand next to the Beach House.
On most days, at least three courts are available on a first come, first served basis at no charge.
Court availability may change due to volleyball classes offered through the City of Santa Monica and other use permitted by the Beach Recreation Supervisor.

 

 

 

BEACH SOCCER

 

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The Beach House has two regulation-size beach soccer fields available for public use.
One field is available on a first come, first served basis year-round at no charge.

 

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTALS

 

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Rentals are available year-round! Please call 310-458-4904 before your visit to confirm availability.
Rental includes board, paddle, cart to transport board to the beach, and personal flotation device. Waiver required. Minimum age to use a paddleboard is 14 years old. Introductory video available to watch for beginners. Availability is subject to weather and surf conditions. 


$25 1/hour
$40 2/hours
$60 4/hours

Here is a little more info on paddle boarding.
Please note, between October and May (off-season), the office closes for lunch and rentals are available 9am-3:30pm.

 

BEACH PERMIT APPLICATIONS

 

Subject to approval by the Beach Recreation Supervisor, team and multi-day court use may be coordinated through the permit process. Fees vary depending on the nature of your group.
To apply for a beach court permit, please submit your permit application a minimum of 10 days prior to your requested date(s) by email to beach.permits@smgov.net or fax to (310)393-7827.
Download Beach Court Application >

Download Youth Water Activity Permit >

For outdoor beach events with more than 30 people, visit Santa Monica State Beach>

 

SURF INSTRUCTION ON SANTA MONICA STATE BEACH

 

If you are interested in taking surf lessons on Santa Monica State Beach, please be sure that you are contacting one of the Surf Instructors permitted by the City of Santa Monica. These instructors help to maintain water safety and maximize public recreational opportunities on Santa Monica State Beach. All of the Permitted Surf Instructors have been proven to provide the safest, highest quality surf instruction available. They make every effort to help you have a great day at the beach!