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

UPDATED NOVEMBER 22, 2020

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. Marina del Rey is part of Los Angeles County—which is following a Roadmap to Recovery plan. We are currently in the purple tier which means hotels, outdoor restaurants*, and beaches are open, including Marina “Mother’s” Beach and Venice Beach next door. Click here to read the updated restrictions from Los Angeles County.

*Effective Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m., outdoor dining will temporarily close at restaurants in Los Angeles for the next three weeks at minimum per the modified order from Los Angeles County Public Health. Restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be allowed to offer take-out, delivery and drive-thru service. Click here for a list of restaurants offering take-out or delivery in Marina del Rey.

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. Click here to learn more about Los Angeles County’s recovery plan. 

UPDATED NOVEMBER 22, 2020

What's currently open in Marina del Rey?

Hotels including swimming pools
Restaurants (effective Wednesday, Nov. 25th, only take out or delivery service is available)
Beaches including parking lots
Bike path
Water sports and rentals including lessons (including day camps) such as kayaks, stand-up paddle, jet-skis, electric duffy boats, power boats and more
Yacht charters
Fishing and whale watching tours (limited capacity)
Parks including the playground at Marina "Mother's" Beach (open as of Oct. 5)
Retail stores (limited at 25% capacity)
Circuit, the free electric shuttle, is operating daily from 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Masks are required onboard; limited to 4 passengers only. Download the free Circuit app to schedule a pick-up.
Nail salons (limited at 25% capacity)
Indoor malls (limited at 25% capacity)

What's currently closed in Marina del Rey?

Bars and wineries
Day spas
Gyms
Beach volleyball courts
Fire pits are removed at Dockweiler Beach; personal grills, fire pits or bonfires are not allowed on any Los Angeles County beach or beach parking lots

Do I need to quarantine when I visit Los Angeles and Marina del Rey?

As of Nov. 13, the California Department of Public Health announced that individuals (including California residents) either returning or arriving to California from other states or countries to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

Click below to read the full travel advisory from the California Department of Public Health.

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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?

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: All beach parking lots are now open.
Click below to read more details.

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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. As of November 20, restaurants are limited to 50% occupancy in their outdoor dining areas. 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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