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Beach House Temporary Closures
The City of Santa Monica has extended our local emergency and all orders until April 30.
We care about your health and safety, and we are working closely with the LA County Department of Public Safety to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Given the “Stay at Home” orders from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the City of Santa Monica is cancelling all public events and extending facility closures through April 30. This means that all closures, including City Hall and City facilities (including beach parking closures and impacts on City services) are effective until April 30. For a full list of closures, cancellations and service changes, visit 

The Beach House will be closed to the public through Thursday, April 30, 2020. This includes the parking lot, playground, sand courts, and gated areas: courtyard, splash pad, view deck, gallery, and Guest Services.
Beach House Volleyball classes, Yoga classes, & Guest House hours have been cancelled through 4/30/2020.  
Public events including Eggstravaganza on 4/11 and Beach=Culture events on 3/29, 4/16, and 4/21 have been cancelled.  
Back on the Beach Café is separately managed. Please call the café directly at 310-393-8282 to confirm hours.  

As a reminder, please 
STAY HOME, practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. 
For local information, 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. 

Official Public Health Information:
LA County Department of Public Health > 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >

Beach Volleyball

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Youth Volleyball Ages 7-15 (co-ed)

TUE & THUR, 4-5:30pm 
Beach Volleyball Olympian, World Champion and Legend Sinjin Smith is passing on his winning knowledge to the next generation of players.

Fees: $72 per 4 week session, including parking. Drop-in to any single class for $18.
Click here to register    

Adult Volleyball

Fees: $77 per 4 week session. Parking included.
Drop-in to any single class for $25, includes parking. 

Whether you’re looking to get in better shape, meet some new friends or switch from a hard court sport to a surface that’s more forgiving on your joints, Sinjin Beach Volleyball Clinics are a great way to get started.
Click here to register  

Sinjin Volleyball’s Adult Intermediate Clinics are designed to take weekend warriors and casual beach volleyball players to the next level. If you’re looking to improve upon that A or B rating in your next CBVA tournament, then this program is for you.
Click here to register 

Next-level volleyball clinics.
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MON, WED & FRI 9 - 10am
All levels welcome. Calm your nervous system and soothe your mind as you experience the benefits of classical yoga with postures for flexibility, strength, and balance. 
Classes may be held in different locations at the Beach House, check-in at Guest Services prior to class. 
NEW! Purchase a yoga membership in packages of five classes, with the flexibility to attend any class and expedite your check-in process. Parking included. Purchase here or inquire with Guest Services.  
Fees: $15 drop-in to single class, parking included. 

Youth Semi-Private Swim Lessons

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Water Exploration (Learn-to-Swim Level 1) for children 4 years and up: This introductory level is the first level in our Learn-to-Swim program. Instructors focus on building students comfort and independence in the water.

Classes return in early Summer. Check back for updates.

Primary Skills (Learn-to-Swim Level 2) for children 4 years and up: Before entering this level children must feel comfortable submerging their face underwater as well as floating on their stomach & back with the help of an instructor.

Classes return in early Summer. Check back for updates. 

MINNOW Level 3
Stroke Readiness: To enter this level, participants must be capable of independently floating and swimming 5 body lengths on front and back with arm and leg coordination.

Classes return in early Summer. Check back for updates. 

FISH Level 4
Stroke Development: Children must be able to swim a minimum of 15 yards of the pool with coordinated front crawl and elementary backstroke before entering this level.

Classes return in early Summer. Check back for updates. 

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Check back for Summer classes in 2020 
Enhance the benefits of traditional fitness movements while minimizing the impacts of traditional land exercises like squats, burpees, leg lifts and stretching, creating high intensity workouts that are low impact on your body. 

Stand Up Paddleboard 

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Check back for Summer classes in 2020

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world. Learn the basics of this exciting activity and enjoy the world-famous Santa Monica State Beach from a whole new perspective.

Class Information


Parking is included. 

Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk
A completed waiver is required to participate in each Beach House class. If the participant is under 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. 


Dropping in for one class?  You'll need to complete and sign this activity waiver for each class you attend.

Registering for a full class session? Save time and register online - the waiver is included in the online registration process. If you prefer to register by mail, fax, or in person, you'll need to submit a completed registration form with your payment. 

Waivers and registration forms are also available at Guest Services.

Minimum Enrollment

A minimum number of registered participants is required for some class sessions to be held. If there is low class enrollment on the first day of a class session, the class session may be canceled or students may be given the option to transfer to an equivalent class if available. In the event that the City cancels a class and transferring classes is not possible, participants will be refunded.

Refund Request Form

For Reserve Santa Monica FAQs, including refund information and more click here >