Aubrey E. Austin Jr. Park and North Jetty

This hidden gem in Marina del Rey offers a paved walkway and unobstructed views of the harbor’s main channel and airplanes departing from LAX. Savor the view from one of the park benches, which face southward toward the flight path. The paved walk is flanked by a thin ribbon of grass, perfect for taking your dog on a stroll. Walk all the way to the end to get a view of Venice Beach and the open ocean. Fishing from the jetty is allowed, with a California fishing license. (Fishing info here.) Limited parking is available in metered spots.