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Beach Sports 

 

Beach Volleyball 

Beach Courts  

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. Volleyballs are available at Guest Services. 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 Volleyball Online Reservations

Available year-round. Reserve 1-3 days 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 volleyball court 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. Reserve now >

Beach Volleyball 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 application >

Beach Tennis 

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A combination of beach volleyball, tennis, and badminton, beach tennis is a doubles game with all volleys played completely in the air. Nets on the six volleyball courts are adjustable and may be lowered for Beach Tennis play. Staff is available to assist with lowering the nets during summer. Tennis equipment available at Guest Services.

Beach Tennis Online Reservations

Available year-round. Reserve 1-3 days 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 use. Courts without reservations are available on a first come first served basis for free. Reserve a beach volleyball court; nets are adjustable and may be lowered for beach tennis play. Reserve now >

Beach Tennis 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 application >

Beach Soccer

Beach Soccer

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

Beach Soccer Online Reservations

Available year-round. Reserve 1-3 days 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 field use. Fields without reservations are available on a first come first served basis for free. Reserve now >

Beach Soccer Permit Applications

Subject to approval by the Beach Recreation Supervisor, team and multi-day field use may be coordinated through the permit process. Fees vary depending on the nature of your group. To apply for a beach soccer field 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 application >

 

Surf Instruction on Santa Monica State Beach

Surf Instruction

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! 

Click here for a list of the City of Santa Monica’s Authorized Surf Instructors, effective June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

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