Annenberg Beach House Reopens June 15

Beachgoers, paddle-boarders and residents are invited to reopening of the beloved house of fun

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer

Beachgoers, surfers, sun-worshipers, paddle boarders, fun-seekers and community members will be welcomed back to the Annenberg Community Beach House next week, the City of Santa Monica has announced.

As part of its the city’s expanding in-person services, the Annenberg House will reopen next Tuesday, June 15, inviting the community members to return to the courtyard and splash pad, stand up paddleboard rentals and swim class registration for mid-July, city officials said.

"Next week we continue our re-opening of City facilities and community amenities with the first set of re-openings at the Annenberg Community Beach House,” said Acting Assistant City Manager Susan Cline. “Summer is more fun at the beach and the Beach House is a beloved place of respite and safe, family fun.”

The Beach House pool is scheduled to reopen in July, according to the City Manager’s Proposed FY 2021-23 Biennial Budget,

Here is what the community can expect at the Beach House beginning June 15: courtyard and splash pad reopen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; stand up paddle board rentals and complimentary beach wheelchairs will be available during office hours; Beach House guest services are onsite and assisting customers, visit; Beach House event services are now providing tours, by appointment only, for private events. To learn more, visit

Face masks, and physical distancing are still required at the Beach House.

“Members of the public should not come to the Beach House if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or under a quarantine or isolation order,” said the city in a press release. “Public spaces will provide instructions for safe distancing, but the public’s support in being mindful of COVID-19 best practices, including frequently washing hands and using hand sanitizer, is appreciated.”

The Beach House, operated by the City of Santa Monica, was established thanks to a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg. It is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability-related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.


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