Back on the Beach

Nestled on a wide stretch of sandy beach, Back on the Beach Café offers appetizing meals featuring local and seasonal cuisine with breathtaking views of ocean, mountain, pier, and Catalina Island. Generations of Angelinos have been coming to our landmark restaurant since 1989. Both indoor & outdoor seating is available along with extensive catering services and event planning. Come and enjoy the beach with us! 

Reservation Policy: We take reservations for groups of 6 or more people, and for indoor tables only. Outdoor tables are not reservable. Reservations are only taken in person or by telephone.  Email reservation requests must be verbally confirmed.

Beer & Wine now served in our outside dining area ! ! !
[ beer & wine may only be consumed with the express permmision and supervision of the cafe ]

Dogs:  Santa Monica prohibits dogs on the beach.  Additionally, the Annenberg Community Beach House site, which we are a part of, prohibits dogs, therefore dogs are not allowed in our outdoor dining areas.  Service animals excepted.

We are a Green Business certified by the City of Santa Monica!

Rental Items

prices for up to 2 hours, and over 2 hours:

Umbrella      $8 / $12

Sand Chair        $8 / $12

Boogie Board     $8 / $12



sunscreen,  sunglasses, beach towels, magazines,  swim diapers, swim goggles, toy buckets


Rental Requirements

at least 18 years old

sign rental slip (which includes liability waiver)

leave government-issue photo ID

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