Chill Poolside at The Annenberg Community Beach House
Los Angeles has so many cool places to explore. With the weather being sunny most of the year, Angelenos can be often found hanging at the beach. While the beaches in Los Angeles can seem pretty busy on the regular, The Annenberg Community Beach House is a beautiful hideaway with an intimate vibe at the Santa Monica Beach.
Thanks to the generosity of the Annenberg Foundation who donated a $27.5 million grant, Angelenos can enjoy access to a stunning five-acre beachfront property complete with beach access, a swimming pool, volleyball and beach tennis courts, a children’s playground and splash-pad and weekly creative community activities.
Admission to the pool costs a nominal fee of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for kids ages 1-17 years old. Kids under 12 months old are free. Guests receive wristbands, which grant entry to the Beach House. There are plenty of lounge chairs under umbrellas offering shade and there are multiple lifeguards on duty. Guests are responsible for bringing their own towels to the pool. The bathrooms and changing rooms are spacious and clean. The Beach House also has swimsuit dryers that guests can use free of charge. Life jackets and flotation devices are available for children.
The Annenberg Community Beach House has a modern and sleek design. All of the furnishings are new and top of the line. On the weekends, it is a very mellow mix of families and a few seniors hanging by the pool. The Beach House offers adult swim nights with snacks and mingling. “Pop Up Pool Days” are hosted between October – May which are posted on the Beach House’s website and social media accounts.
Just a few feet away from The Annenberg Community Beach House is the Back On The Beach Café where you can enjoy fresh and delicious fare with your toes in the sand. The Café serves breakfast until 3pm on weekends and they have tons of mouthwatering options. The Breakfast Burrito has scrambled eggs, spinach, jack cheese, tater tots and roasted tomato salsa and comes served with tasty breakfast potatoes. It was delish! If you’re looking for a sweet treat, the Bananutella French Toast is as good as it sounds. Bananas and Nutella, need we say more?
On the weekend expect to wait about a half hour for a table at the café. The time flies by while your kids are playing on the playground just a few feet from the restaurant. Parking onsite is $10 per car and if you can’t find a spot in their lot, there are lots within five minutes walking distance for a nominal fee.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is one spot you will definitely enjoy checking out and since it hardly ever rains in Southern California, you can make it a beach day just about any day of the week.