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Marina/Mother's Beach (Marina del Ray)

Location: 4135 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

How to get there

North or south on the 405 Freeway (San Diego) exit the 90 Freeway (Marina), make left onto Mindanao Way, turn right onto Admiralty Way.

About Marina del Rey

The Marina Beach aka Mother's Beach is not to be confused with the other Mother's Beach at Long Beach although they are both calm water and kids-friendly. This non-ocean facing beach is a small beach next to the marina where loads of yacht are docked.  The quality of water varies, sometimes it's clean but sometimes it can be oily due to the boats around.

The calm water is good for kids.  Lifeguards on beach, children's playground and BBQ grills make it a family-friendly place to spend a weekend. Kayaking and paddle-boarding are popular here too.

As the Marina del Rey is on the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail (The Strand), it has 2 bike storage lockers nearby:

  1. Parking lot#5 at 4545 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
  2. Parking lot#7 at 4350 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, opposite the Ritz-Carlton

There are many restaurants nearby. The Beachside Restaurant & Bar has the unbeatable location where you can overlook the beach and water.  Upscale sefood not your thing? The Cheesecake Factory is on the other end of the beach.

If you want to stay around the marina there are a few hotels and inns nearby.  Marina del Rey Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn Marina del Rey, Jamaica Bay Inn and Oakwood Marina del Rey are a few to name. 

 Related information:

Here is Marina/Mother's Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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