Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club (PVBAC)
389 Paseo del Mar
Club Manager: Chris Manos
The Palos Verdes Bathhouse and Beach Club opened in June 1930 as part of the Palos Verdes Project. Noted architect Kirtland Cutter designed this beautiful landmark on the beach in Malaga Cove. In 1939, the newly incorporated City of Palos Verdes Estates assumed ownership from the Palos Verdes Homes Association.
In 1946, a fire destroyed the upper levels of the facility. The damage was left unrepaired and ultimately became a serious safety hazard. In 1965, the Palos Verdes Bathhouse and Beach Club was renamed the Rossler Pool in memory of H.F.B. Rossler. Mr. Rossler was the City’s first mayor and served the City in this capacity for over 25 years. However, by 1988, the Bathhouse and Beach Club had fallen into disrepair and the City was faced with a critical decision - demolition or renovation of the historic facility. Following the decision of the City Council, a committee was established (composed of Councilmembers and dedicated citizens) to rescue the Rossler Pool and adjacent clubhouse, and a plan was formulated. The Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club Foundation, (a nonprofit organization), was formed, founding memberships were sold, and devoted community members put in many hours to restore this significant facility. Much gratitude is owed to those dedicated individuals who had the foresight and determination to bring about the restoration of this magnificent property. The Bathhouse and Beach Club reopened in July 1993 as the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club.
Facilities at the Club include a 5-story clubhouse, competition size 6-lane pool, children’s pool, and fitness center. The Club is governed by Officers and a Board of Directors elected from the membership.
The Club now has a membership of 630 families, with a waiting list of approximately 270 families. Membership applications may be obtained from the Club. For fees, please review the PDF link.
The Club offers a variety of programs to its members. There are social programs for adults, teens and children and classes, such as water aerobics, swimming, and fitness classes. The Club also offers deep-water conditioning, massage therapy, and progressive swim workouts.
The Club is also open to non-member PVE residents, who can purchase day passes to use the pool and pool deck, two jacuzzis, locker rooms, sauna and steam room, and snack shack (open seasonally). Day pass holders are provided access to swimming and water aerobics classes.