Marina del Rey is a coastal community located in Los Angeles County, California. It is renowned for being one of the largest man-made marinas in the United States and offers a unique blend of recreational opportunities, waterfront living, and a vibrant boating culture. Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community in Los Angeles County, serving as a gateway to the Pacific Ocean, and a hub for boaters exploring the Southern California coastline and beyond.

Marina del Rey Activities

Marina del Rey is a boater's paradise. It offers a wide range of water activities, including sailing, powerboating, paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing and caters to both experienced sailors and novices. It is also dedicated to environmental sustainability, and efforts are made to protect and preserve the local ecosystem, including the wetlands and bird habitats in the area.

Today, it boasts numerous docks, marinas, boat ramps and channels providing moorings for over 5,000 boats and yachts. The Public Boat Launch Ramp is the largest boat ramp at Marina del Rey, it’s open 24 hours a day and can accommodate boats up to 30 feet in length.

Exploring Marina del Rey

The Marina del Rey Farmers Market is a popular weekly event that is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. The market features a variety of fresh produce, flowers, and prepared foods, as well as live music.

Marina del Rey boasts a lively dining scene with plenty of waterfront restaurants. Two top picks include Salt at the Marina del Rey Hotel, offering beautiful Marina views and creamy avocado hummus with Indian bread and fresh vegetables. Another great choice is The Warehouse, known for its American cuisine in a Polynesian-themed setting, complete with an outdoor deck and harbor views.

Throughout the year, the Marina hosts a variety of events and festivals. The Marina del Rey Summer Concerts series is a popular summer attraction, featuring live music by the water. Other events include boat parades, fireworks displays, and outdoor movie nights.

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Nearby Attractions

Beyond boating, the area offers diverse recreational options. Burton Chace Park features a playground, picnic areas, and a fishing pier, while the Marvin Braude Bike Trail ("The Strand") welcomes cyclists, joggers, and walkers.

Fisherman's Village captures the essence of a seaside village with its picturesque architecture, charming cobblestone pathways, and a relaxing ambiance. It's a place where locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and stunning views of the marina.

Water Access and Hours

The public boat launch ramp is open 24 hours a day, there is no fee but there is a fee to park. All vessels must be trailerable.