aerial view of boats and marina in Burton w Chace Park

Welcome Back – What’s Open and How to Experience Marina del Rey Safely

Welcome back! Marina del Rey is now open for leisure travel. Our local business community including hotels, restaurants and attractions are committed to reopening safely and responsibly. Each business has worked hard to put new safety measures in place per Los Angeles County Public Health’s reopening guidelines. Read on for more information about reopening protocols. 

Nestled along the coastline of Southern California, L.A.’s Marina is the perfect destination that’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Because Marina del Rey is naturally an outdoor haven full of open-air spaces, you’ll find plenty of fun social distancing activities here. Another bonus: A variety of restaurants in the marina offer outdoor open-air patios with stunning views of the harbor.

When you’re ready to take that much-needed getaway, we’ll be here to welcome you in L.A.’s Marina. Download a copy of our destination guide today

FAQs

As restrictions ease throughout California, information changes rapidly each day. So, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help with your travel planning. 

What's open and closed for 4th of July weekend?

Updated July 1, 2020

CLOSED
>Marina “Mother’s” Beach is closed Friday-Sunday, July 3-5

>Burton Chace Park is closed Saturday, July 4 only

>Farmer's Market on Saturday is closed

>Restaurants dining rooms are closed, but dine-in on outdoor patios are open, along with take-out and delivery


OPEN
>Watersports rentals and lessons at Marina “Mother’s” Beach (PROSUP Shop, Paddle Method, YOGAqua)

>Parking Lot #9 on Palawan Way and Admiralty Way is open. You may launch your own paddle board or kayak at Mother’s Beach

>Watersports rentals, boat rentals and yacht charters, including dining cruises, sportfishing and whale watching, out of Fisherman’s Village and Dock 55

>Burton Chace Park is open Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5

>The paved bike path along the Marina remains open

>Restaurants in the marina are open for dine-in on outdoor patios only (dining rooms inside restaurants are closed). Many restaurants in the marina offer outdoor patios), take-out or delivery

WATERBUS SERVICE
>No pick-up or drop-off at Marina “Mother’s” Beach on Friday-Sunday, July 3-5

>No pick-up or drop-off at Burton Chace Park on Saturday, July 4

Is it safe to visit Marina del Rey?

Marina del Rey is located in an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County is following a Roadmap to Recovery plan which features five phases of reopening. We are currently in Phase 3 which means hotels, gyms and professional sports are allowed to open and operate again. All of the beaches in Los Angeles County are open (except during July 3, 4 and 5 per Los Angeles County Public Health's order), including Marina “Mother’s” Beach and Venice Beach next door. Click the button to learn more about Los Angeles County’s recovery plan.

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What's currently open in Marina del Rey?

Hotels
Restaurants (outdoor patio dine-in only)
Beaches (closed Friday-Sunday, July 3-5)
Bike path (along the Marina only; bike paths along the beach/sand are closed)
Watersports rentals and lessons (including day camps)
Yacht charters
Fishing and whale-watching tours (limited capacity)
Parks
Retail stores

What's currently closed in Marina del Rey?

Bars and wineries
Day spas/nail salons
Public play structures including at Marina "Mother's" Beach
Some beach parking lots; Check beach parking lot status here.
Beach volleyball courts

What safety guidelines do I need to know?

As of June 18, people in California must wear facial coverings, ie cloth mask, when in public areas including indoor public spaces, as mandated by the California Department of Public Health. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department encourages people to wash hands frequently, wear a face covering such as a cloth mask, and maintain physical distance when near other people outside of your household. Click button below to read LA County Public Health's guidance for individuals and family households.

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What am I allowed to do at the beach?

**UPDATE: Beaches are closed on Friday-Sunday, July 3-5 during Fourth of July weekend and will reopen on Monday, July 6.**
As of June 12, beachgoers can go swimming, surfing, running, walking, and sitting.
Chairs, canopies and coolers are allowed.
Per LA County Public Health, facial coverings such as a cloth mask must be worn when you are on the sand and around others, as well as maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and individuals outside of your household.
Beach bike paths are open.
Grilling, bonfires, and beach volleyball are prohibited.
Note: Only a handful of beach parking lots are open.
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Are hotel pools open?

Yes, as of June 12, swimming pools at hotels are now open. The hotels in Marina del Rey are implementing safety measures as outlined by LA County Public Health's reopening protocols. Click below to read more details.

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What are hotels doing to follow safety guidelines?

The safety of employees and guests are the top priority at each of the hotels in Marina del Rey. All hotels in the area are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocol for hotels and lodging. Click below to read more details.

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What are restaurants doing to follow safety guidelines?

The safety of employees and customers are the top priority at every restaurant in Marina del Rey. All restaurants including dining charters are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocol for restaurants. Click below to read more details.

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What are attractions doing to follow safety guidelines?

The safety of employees and customers are the top priority at attractions in Marina del Rey. All watersports rentals are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocol for attractions on the water (ie, kayak, paddleboard, jet-ski) and off the water (ie, bike rentals). Click below to read more details.

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Are lessons and day camps safely operating?

Yes, lessons such as paddleboarding and sailing or YOGAqua (yoga on a paddleboard) are open and following safety protocols per LA County Public Health. This includes any fitness camps at the beach. Click below to read more details.

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Is fishing allowed in Marina del Rey?

Sportfishing excursions and fishing charters are open as well as whale watching cruises--all are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocols. Click below to read more details. for Also, as of June 12, 2020, shore fishing is permitted on beaches managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

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What are retail stores doing to follow safety guidelines?

The safety of employees and customers are the top priority at every retail store in Marina del Rey. All businesses are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocol for retail stores. Click below to read more details.

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Are bike rentals open?

Bike rentals are open and available in Marina del Rey. Daniel's Bikes is currently open at Fisherman's Village. All bike rental vendors are following LA County Public Health's reopening protocol for outdoor rentals. Click below to read more details.

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WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND TRAVEL?

To view local public health information, visit the Los Angeles County Public Health Department website below.

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