Activities By the Water


Ballona Wetlands

303 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

Hundreds of acres of salt and freshwater marsh are being restored in this eco-friendly tribute to nature at the Marina’s southern edge. Self-guided trails are available for strollers, and organized tours offered a few times a month – see schedule.


Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Scenic Marina del Rey is located along the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail, a 22-mile coastal path between Will Rogers beach at the north end, and Torrance beach at the south end. Click this link to download a map of the route, including parking and restroom facility indicators. Many leisure cyclists break at the Marina’s Fisherman’s Village (13737 Fiji Way), where on weekends you can grab an ice cream cone and listen to free concerts on the plaza. Likewise, you can park your vehicle at the village (pay lot #1) and ride from there. Daniel’s Bicycle Rentals & Sale is also located at the village and offers hourly and daily rentals. A few local hotels have rental bikes available for their guests; inquire with your hotel concierge or front desk.

Burke Marina Walk Promenade

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

This wide paved path meanders around the Marina and offers unobstructed views of boats in the harbor. Enjoy a stroll along the promenade from any waterfront hotel to restaurants on Admiralty Way – the path makes it easy to plan a progressive dinner, sans car.

Burton Chace Park Walking Club

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Get some exercise while taking in the beautiful views of L.A.’s Marina at the waterfront Burton Chace Park. The club is free to join and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays (year-round) 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the park.

Fisherman's Village

13737 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Fisherman’s Village is a replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. You can stroll the quiet harborfront to enjoy views of the Marina, passing sailboats, and wildlife. There are several restaurants, the Marina del Rey Historical Society’s exhibit space, and a smattering of shops. Free live music is offered on the plaza on Saturday and Sunday afternoons year-round (weather depending); find the current lineup in our events calendar. The village is the boarding place for Hornblower’s year-round dining cruises and Marina del Rey Parasailing (closed November-February), as well as one of the Marina’s destinations for hourly and daily rentals of sailing and power boats, jet skis, kayaks, and paddleboards. Parking is available onsite for $1 per 20 minutes with a daily max of $15; two hours free with validation.

Hang Gliding

12501 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293

After a short orientation by pros from Windsports Hang Gliding, strap into a modern hang glider and soar over Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, located just minutes from the Marina.


Marina Athletic Club

4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Weekly beach bootcamp on Marina (Mother’s) Beach. Also offers private training, semi private training, corporate training, and self-defense.

Marina del Rey Farmers Market

14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locals gather in this beachside setting to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, sample bites from vendors, enjoy sweet desserts, and admire hand-crafted gift items and floral arrangements. The Marina del Rey Farmers Market is held County Parking Lot #11, located at the corner of Via Marina & Panay Way, next to The Cheesecake Factory. Parking is available for $1 per hour.

North Jetty and Marina Peninsula

Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Visit this narrow promenade for spectacular views of the Marina’s main channel. The adjacent neighborhood offers a walking path that parallels the Grand Canal, a footbridge to the beach, and an inviting oceanfront path. Limited metered parking is available along Via Marina @ Pacific. L.A. County Parking Lot #13 at 4601 Via Marina has additional spaces and a pay-and-display kiosk.

Pier Fishing

Find your next catch in the Marina. Licensed fishing is permitted at the north and south jetties, as well as Venice Pier, which doesn’t require a license. Licenses and bait are easy to buy at West Marine and/or Marina del Rey Sportfishing.

South Jetty Promenade

Spot the wetland’s great blue heron, study the collegiate rowing team graffiti along Ballona Creek channel, and take in the great views of the main channel, ending up at the pedestrian bridge to Playa del Rey Beach.

Spa del Rey

4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Luxurious spa featuring eight treatment rooms, manicure/pedicure stations, and a eucalyptus steam room. Massage treatments, body scrubs, facials, nail services, and more! Spa del Rey is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey.


4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Enjoy a game of tennis with incredible views of the marina and boats as your backdrop. Court rentals are available for guests and non guests of the hotel. Contact the Concierge Desk

Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk

Stroll the boardwalk for loads of fun in the sun and free entertainment. With sidewalk vendors and performers, shops, beachfront cafes and famed Muscle Beach, it’s most lively on weekends–and a favorite with visitors and locals alike for its freewheeling atmosphere.

Venice Canals

Inspired by Venice, Italy, magnate Abbot Kinney created a maze of canals, quaint pedestrian bridges and lushly landscaped footpaths over 100 years ago. Come explore this cozy neighborhood’s unique charms, just blocks from the Marina.

Venice Pier & End of Washington Boulevard

At the foot of venerable Venice Pier, enjoy lovely views of the shoreline and a lively beach scene. Then walk from there along Washington, a cozy district offering an appealing variety of bars and restaurants, shops and great people watching.