We loaded up for B’s first beach day and headed to the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica! We spent over an hour packing a bag of towels, a beach tent, a bag for us, a bag for B and a bucket full of sand tools into the car. Not to mention the amount of time spent on applying sunscreen. Ahhh first time parents!
Hacks to make your life easier:
Get there early! On weekends parking fills up around 9:30am.
Pack snacks but grabbing lunch is easy at the Back on the Beach Cafe. We got burgers to go and ate on our towel, kids menu available! **if you want a table beware the wait was over 2 hours!
We carved out a spot near the actual beach house so we didn’t have to lug our loot down to the ocean and back. There is a swingset and restrooms (with changing tables!) nearby which made it extra easy.
I would highly recommend this spot for families looking for a beach day, less crowded and chaotic than some beaches nearby and much cleaner. B was a fan, you know where to find me this summer!
More info on all things Annenberg Beach House HERE!