Marina “Mother’s” Beach
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 easy access to restrooms. These amenities and the cove’s lack of surf makes it ideal for families with young kids – an attribute that contributed to its local nickname, Mother’s Beach.
Parking is available by pay-and-display in Lot 10 on site, and overflow can head to adjacent Lots 9 and 11. Click here for an interactive map.
The picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis. Any organized activity such as a youth camp, or a large party of 50 or more people, requires an event permit from the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors. Click here for more information.
Fitness options at this half-mile crescent-shaped beach include a few volleyball sand courts, kayak/stand-up paddleboard rentals, water yoga classes (by reservation), and a beach boot camp class on select mornings.
Several restaurants are within walking distance, including Beachside Restaurant and Bar at the Jamaica Bay Inn, the Cheesecake Factory, and Sinder at the Marina del Rey Marriott. A small convenience store is located next door at 4148 Via Marina.