Beaches & Parks


Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

This beautiful 10-acre park is a crown jewel of the Marina. Jutting out into the main channel, it offers one of the best vista points, and is perfect for a morning jog or leisurely picnic or BBQ. It’s also a great place to just sit back and watch the sunset.

Dockweiler State Beach

12001 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

Located about 3 miles south of Playa del Rey, this inviting beach features 3 miles of shoreline including generous picnic areas, fire pits, an RV park, and over 2,000 regular vehicle parking spaces. The wide sandy beach lies beneath the departures flight path of LAX, offering fantastic belly views of airlines headed out over the Pacific. Beach entrance is at Vista del Mar and Imperial Highway.

Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA, 90292

Multipurpose area used for summer camps, special events, and community activities. Also available for weddings and other private events.

Marina Beach

4135 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

This peaceful 12-acre lagoon is easy walking distance from most of the Marina’s hotels. Staffed by lifeguards seasonally, the beach has playground equipment, sheltered picnic tables and no surf, making it ideal for families – and deserving of its nickname, Mother’s Beach.

Playa del Rey Beach

6600 Pacific Avenue, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

Just 2-1/2 miles to the south, discover this quiet, quaint seaside town. Its broad, low-key beach is a great choice for sunning, plus there are nearby cafes, taverns and boutiques. A short bike ride from the Marina, you can spend a few hours or the whole day there.

Santa Monica Beach

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Santa Monica’s spacious beach is adorned with a made-for-fun pier. In addition to the 1920s carousel, there’s also a solar-powered Ferris wheel, roller coaster and more. Only 3 miles north of Marina del Rey, it’s a hot-spot for splashing and sunning, too.

Venice Beach

1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA, 90291

Point your toes north by one-half mile and you’re in Venice Beach, famous for its Ocean Front Walk bursting with lively street performers, vendors and cafes. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind day, taking in the carnival-like atmosphere, renting a bike or blades, and kicking back on the sand.

Yvonne B. Burke Park

4400 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

This narrow sliver of a park runs parallel to Admiralty Way in the heart of the Marina, and includes a free ParCourse Fitness Circuit. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail runs through the park, which is named to honor Yvonne B. Burke, who represented Marina del Rey for 16 years for the 2nd District on the LA County Board of Supervisors.