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Marina Beach, Mother's Beach, Marina del Rey

(3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Feel at ease on a family vacation at Marina Beach, Mother's Beach, known for its attentive lifeguards and family-friendly beach conditions. The beach earned its nickname "Mother's Beach" for its protective nature, as the soft beige sand eases into the gentle sea here. The swimming and wading areas are roped off and sheltered from any waves or current. When you're not swimming, check out the other recreational activities including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, volleyball, and windsurfing. Amenities include bathrooms, showers, barbecues, and picnic tables as well as a handful of nearby restaurants. Make Marina Beach, Mother's Beach a centerpiece of your Marina del Rey vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Marina del Rey vacation trip planner.
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  • Safe beach with playground, picnic tables and places for grilling. My daughter loves it. The only disadvantage is the absence of lights, so after the sunset it gets too dark to play.  more »
  • A great beach for small kids. Nice playground and close to The Cheesecake Factory and the Jamaica Bay Inn. Easy parking. Boat rentals and others recreational items easily accessable.  more »
  • Looks like some cars had been broken into. Three areas of the parking lot had shattered window glass,so we kept on going. Looks like some SUP lessons were going on  more »
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  • Great beach for volleyball. You need to get the early to get a court, though. It's sheltered from wind, there's lots of inexpensive parking. There's even a convenience store right by it so you can grab snacks and drinks. It's not a good beach to swim in because the water is really oily because it's in the marina with all the boats.
  • It's really not a beach for say but it's like a man-made beach for the marina it's small and peaceful and it's great for a family outing and beautiful on a clear sunny day.
  • A good place for paddle boarding or BBQing. Well visited but not over-crowded.
  • Bad water quality. The water is really dirty with lots of floating trash. I tried to convince myself it wasn't that bad until a bandaid floated by, then it was time to go!
  • Great place to kayak with little ones. Nice shade and 30 grills to cook on.