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Annenberg Community Beach House

  • 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. Map It
  • Santa Monica
  • Pool

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

This beachfront property was originally developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst as a palatial private residence and a gathering spot for Hollywood's megastars. In 1947 it was converted into a members-only beach club; the state of California bought and renamed the club in 1959, but it took the earthquake of 2004 for the state to reconceive the property as a public place. With the help of the Annenberg foundation, it reopened as a community beach house in 2009. Feel like a millionaire lounging by the pool on one of the beachside chairs, or lunch at the café while enjoying uninterrupted ocean views. The house's Beach=Culture events series includes a variety of classes (yoga, beach volleyball), readings, and exhibits; check the website for the calendar. Hours are subject to change, so call to confirm hours and book in advance.

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415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, California, 90402, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free; pool $10

Published 07/06/2016


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