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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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  • Mothers beach is at the end of the Abbott Kinney made Marina. The water is not so clean and the shallows are a breeding ground for stingrays, so be careful. Great for walking on the beach but no so cl...  more »
  • When we go to Marina del Rey we always enjoy the scenic view and the ocean air. The beach is nice and the ocean is calm. Great place to spend the day and soak up some son. 
  • This beach (the roped off swimming area is great for anxious swimmers and young kids as they are no waves and no danger of sharks etc! We've been paddle boarding here too and loved it. Great bbq and p...  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.