As a grauduate of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, I was so proud when I first visited this amazing site right on the ocean. A 5-acre public facility on Santa Monica State Beach, operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is open to everyone-no membership required. Parking fee is all you need to enter. The Annenberg Community Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Just a few of the facilities beside the Pacific Ocean: Historic Pool and Pool House, Children's Play area, Beach Volley Ball, and inspired spaces available to rent for meetings and events. What a marvelous gift to us all.