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khochajee wrote a review Dec. 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates88 contributions51 helpful votes
This is an absolute joy. There was a need for a place with ample parking, a cafe, pool, clean bathrooms and showers for the kids, a play area and the location couldn’t be better. A wonderful addition to the Santa Monica beach
Date of experience: December 2019
airbrush1212 wrote a review Nov. 2019
Santa Monica, California137 contributions29 helpful votes
I know that sounds bad...but I am still wondering why the built this. There is a pool....very narrow and long and often filled with screaming children. The community house itself is reserved for events.
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
sjmbdm wrote a review Aug. 2019
Santa Monica, California79 contributions59 helpful votes
Wonderful areas for children' play, good for adults too. Great facilities, programs and events. High quality.
Date of experience: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
mauratravels1111 wrote a review Aug. 2019
San Clemente, California49 contributions33 helpful votes
Great location and ease of parking and high end way to to tan and eat at great restaurant on the beach ~ a little pricey but if you want VIP service and ease ~ this is a great way to go!
Date of experience: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Michael T wrote a review Jul. 2019
Los Angeles, California802 contributions105 helpful votes
This place is FANTASTIC! If you plan your day right, you could have the PERFECT SoCal summer day here. Really... perfect! If you reserve your parking ahead of time (which I strongly recommend), it's $12 and you can get in starting at 8:30am instead of the 10am general admission. It was SUPER convenient and easy. The window to buy tickets for the pool opens at 9am and the pool opens at 10am. We got there right at 8:30am and only steps away from our parking place was the breakfast cafe. It was fantastic! A bit pricey... like almost everything is $17... but there are tables ON the beach. So we could eat, watch the ocean while our kids played in the sand. It was glorious. You do need have everyone with you when you get your tickets, but since we were there right at 9, there was no line and we came with a friend, so they watched our table and we took turns getting tickets. Mondays are HALF PRICED!!! So $12 for adults and $2 for children. After breakfast we played on the PLAYGROUND which is (you guessed it) RIGHT THERE!!! People line up to go in at 10am (I'd have someone in your party get in line a bit early, but really everyone was fine). Go in and pick out your spots! There are tons of lawn cots and umbrellas to shade from the sun. When I first saw the pool I was like, "okay... it's fine". But then you are in it, it's HUGE and the ornament and detail... it's the closest thing to being able to swim in the pools at Hearst Castle! Really. There's a small "splashed", but it's not great. Like 4 holes squirting a fountain. Not exciting. But everything else is awesome. You can bring food in. So you can picnic here! There is a restaurant if you need it. The beach is right there... so you could hop back and forth from the pool to the beach to the playground and back again. I saw a sign for a game room, but I didn't see it. Also, there is a museum just next door that gives FREE tours! It's just a magical summer place! Do it!…
Date of experience: July 2019