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Outdoor Recreation - By The Water

Ballona Wetlands

Hundreds of acres of salt and freshwater marsh are being restored in this eco-friendly tribute to nature at the Marina's southern edge. Self-guided trails are available for strollers, and organized tours offered a few times a month – see Schedule.


Marina del Rey is well known for its incredibly scenic section of the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail. Download a comprehensive map, from Torrance Beach to Will Rogers State Beach, with point-to-point mileage, public facilities, and a specially featured prospective of Marina del Rey. Visit Daniel's Bicycle Rentals & Sales for a wide range of hourly and daily rental styles, overnight rentals & soft ice-cream! 13737 Fiji Way (Fisherman's Village); 310-980-4045 for seasonal hours.


Observe the Marina’s variety of birdlife with a free guided tour of egrets, great blue herons, least terns and more. Begins at Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Reservations Required. Freelance self-touring also encouraged. See seasonal schedule as it becomes available.

Burke Marina Walk Promenade

Stroll the harbor along this wide-paved promenade that meanders for over six miles throughout the Marina to soak in the sea air and scenic yachts.

Burton Chace Park Fitness Club

Get in shape with an experienced instructor at beautiful Burton Chace Park with free outdoor workout sessions. Every Wednesday (year-round) from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Ages 13 and up. 

Burton Chace Park Walking Club

Get your exercise while taking in the beautiful view of the Marina del Rey harbor in this free one-hour walking club. Every Tuesday and Thursday (year-round) from 10:30 am - 11:30 am in Burton Chace Park. 

Fisherman's Village

Fisherman's Village is a replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. You can stroll the quiet harborfront to enjoy views of the Marina. There are several restaurants, and a smattering of shops and galleries. You can also rent a boat, go parasailing, or take a harbor dining cruise on the weekends. Free weekend concerts year round.

North Jetty Promenade and Marina Peninsula

Visit this narrow strip for spectacular views of the Marina's main channel. The lovely adjacent neighborhood offers a path parallel to the Grand Canal, footbridge to the beach, and an inviting oceanfront walk.

Self-Guided Walks

Whether you have an hour or a day, it’s easy to explore the Marina through a series of self-guided walks created by the visitors bureau. Learn a little history while discovering hidden treasures in six neighborhood ‘experiences’. Download the guide now or drop by the Visitors Center for a free copy.

South Jetty Promenade

Spot the wetland’s great blue heron, study the collegiate rowing team graffiti along Ballona Creek channel, and take in the great views of the main channel, ending up at the pedestrian bridge to Playa del Rey Beach.