a day at the beach without the hassle of getting there. Sinking your feet in the sand, the sun in your face, a breeze in the air, your favorite drink in hand, a selection of healthy snacks just steps away. Now imagine all of this just down the street in the middle of West Hollywood. A beach in the middle of the city?
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Your morning cup of coffee just became a calming experience. In addition, we offer fresh artisanal food like sandwiches and salads, plus a variety of pastries.
in the heart of the city
Beach Nation is the new outdoor beach-style cafe on Santa Monica Boulevard, just blocks from Beverly Hills, Melrose and the Sunset Strip. The spacious deck is an oasis in the middle of the city: waving palm trees, rustling sea grasses… a stylish beach cafe vibe created by famed designer Thomas Schoos. Plus a huge sand box right in the middle of the action — take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes!
Summer never ends at Beach Nation. Perfect for all occasions and seasons, fit “a day at the beach” into your busy schedule, between errands, classes or business meetings — without having to trek all the way to the coast!
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8289 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Monday–Thursday 7am to 9pm
Friday 7am to 10pm
Saturday 9am to 10pm
Sunday 9am to 9pm
Drop in for your morning caffeine fix or a quick lunch and work on that sand castle you’ve been meaning to build. Or come back after sunset for a late night rendezvous under the palms.
All of our food is made fresh daily by our executive chef, with an array of healthful and vegan options. Bread, pastries and desserts are provided by LA bakery Rockenwagner.
Beach Nation’s coffee program features single origin roasts and distinctive blends created for us by Barefoot Coffee of Santa Clara, California, one of the West Coast’s finest small batch roasters. We also serve a selection of juice and soda.
Beach Nation is located in one of the most famous and desirable neighborhoods in Los Angeles, sandwiched between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, blocks from Melrose and the Sunset Strip.
Designed and created by internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Thomas Schoos (Herringbone at the Mondrian LA, The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, Tao in New York and Las Vegas) Beach Nation is the result of a vision Schoos had to bring some of his favorite beach experiences to his own neighborhood in Los Angeles. The eclectic furniture and design adds a modern twist to the traditional beach bungalow vibe, giving the laid-back California lifestyle a progressive new attitude.
"literally brings the beach to the city via actual sand" - zagat.com // "Beach Nation: A beach oasis with salads and sliders in West Hollywood" - LA Times // “Simultaneously eat, drink and build your base tan.” - UrbanDaddy // "Beach Nation, A Seaside Hangout in the Heart of WeHo" - LA Eater // "Thomas Schoos Turns a Parking Lot into Paradise" - WeHoVille // "The new beach cafe is a place for patrons to relax and wind down in the middle of bustling WeHo." - outtraveler // Thomas Schoos interviewed on KTLA 5 Morning News (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)