Welcome to Marina del Rey
Waterfront playground with sprawling small vessel harbor.
Marina del Rey is a waterfront recreation destination on the Los Angeles Westside. This seaside neighborhood is home to the largest manmade small craft harbor in the world. There are more than 5,000 boats in the harbor and many great restaurants surrounding it. Homes in the neighborhood are close to the beach and within 15 minutes of Los Angeles International Airport. Marina del Rey is also a walkable neighborhood with lots of paths for jogging and biking. Most residents of Marina del Rey live in stylish condominiums with stunning ocean views. The most sought-after properties are those located along the waterfront Ocean Front Walk.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Marina del Rey is Los Angeles’ waterfront playground. There’s no better place in the Los Angeles area for boat owners. Those without their own vessel can easily rent one from several harborside businesses. The sprawling harbor is the heart of the neighborhood, and there are few better places to explore in L.A. on a sunny afternoon. Marina del Rey is close to the thriving hi-tech hubs of Silicon Beach and offers an easy commute to Venice and other nearby tech-orientated communities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The restaurants surrounding Marina del Rey’s harbor offer ocean-fresh seafood and mesmerizing views. Killer Shrimp
is a family-friendly eatery with delicious peel-and-eat shrimp and daily happy hour specials on food and drinks. Shrimp is served with a signature spicy sauce. The menu also includes freshly caught fish, lobster, crab claws, oysters, steaks, and salads. The Cow’s End Coffee
is your go-to spot for espresso beverages and breakfast and lunch eats. The Cow’s End’s outdoor patio offers captivating views over the marina.
is a picturesque hub of activity on the harbor. Businesses at Fisherman’s Village offer dining cruises and rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, jet skis, and powerboats. There are also free concerts every Saturday and Sunday afternoon year-round. Fisherman’s Village is modeled after a New England seaport, and it’s a postcard-pretty place to explore. You can grab some delicious burgers and hot dogs from Lighthouse Fountain & Grill
beside the Village’s historic lighthouse or head to the patio at Sapori Ristorante
for a leisurely meal of traditional Italian cooking. Whiskey Red’s
at Fisherman’s Village offers handcrafted whiskey cocktails and grilled and raw seafood.
Things to Do
Burton Chase Park
is a beautiful 10-acre greenspace surrounded on three sides by the harbor. Many events are held at the park throughout the year, including a Summer Concert Series
, Old Fashioned Day
with displays of classic yachts and cars, and the festive Marina Lights
in December. Chase Park’s most popular annual event is the MarinaFest
boat show in June. This two-day boat show features many exhibitors and vendors plus live music and DJs, a wine and beer garden, boat tours, food trucks, kids’ activities, and free kayak lessons.
is a sandy beach with a roped-off swimming area on the harbor. The beach also has volleyball courts, picnic tables, and barbecue areas. Bike paths run through Burton Chase Park and Mother’s Beach. These paths are part of the 22-mile South Bay Bicycle Trail
, which allows you to ride as far as Pacific Palisades and Will Rogers State Beach in the north and the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Torrance County Beach in the south.
Marina del Rey is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Highlights include: