Marina del Rey is a highly affluent unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, south of Santa Monica and surrounded on three sides by the City of Los Angeles including the community of Venice which is to the north and west. Culver City is to the east. Playa del Rey is to the south. The primary feature of the area is the marina which is the largest man-made small craft harbor in the world, with 19 individual marinas, 6 yacht clubs, 10 boating clubs, and approximately 5,246 boat slips. The population as of the 2010 census was 8,866. The marina area includes numerous luxury condominiums and apartments, shopping, hotels, and many restaurants.
The following communities are located in Marina del Rey:
La Villa Marina - Marina del Rey
La Villa Marina was developed between 1966 and 1970. It was the second condominium development in
Southern California. La Villa Marina consists of 18 separate communities with a total of 685 townhouse style condominiums.
Burton W. Chase Park
Burton W. Chase Park is a 10 acre park in Marina del Rey that extends onto the Marina's main channel offering incredible views of the boats entering and leaving the harbor, as well as the Santa Monica Bay. The park offers multipurpose rooms, picnic areas, barbeques, and lots of open space. The park is the site of the Concert in the Park series offered each summer and is located on the South Bay Bicycle Trail which spans from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, south to Torrance. The park is a popular site for weddings and large community events. Historical photographs of Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, and Venice are on display.
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts
Every year during July and August, the City of Los Angeles sponsors a free series of Concerts in the Park at the Burton W. Chase Park. Performance schedules are made available in June at the Marina del Rey Visitor Information Center, at local hotels, and in most local publications.
Marina del Rey Visitor Information Center
Marina del Rey Visitor Information Center, located on Admiralty Way at Mindano Way, is the perfect place to obtain brochures on restaurants, hotels, transportation, special events, maps, and more.
Marina del Rey Beach
Marina Beach is a family friendly beach located at the intersection of Admiralty Way and Via Marina in Marina del Rey. Marina Beach is an artificially developed sandy beach created in one of the harbor basins. It does not face the Pacific Ocean making it a great beach for small children. Marina del Rey Beach usually has a lifeguard on duty. The beach has restrooms, showers, picnic tables, barbeques, a children's play area, and great views of the harbor.
Mother's Beach - Marina del Rey
Mother's Beach is located in a protected area inside the Marina del Rey harbor making it an excellent beach for families with small children. The beach is clean and sandy and the view of boats entering and leaving the harbor is truly beautiful. Several hotels and restaurants are within walking distance.
Marina del Rey Sport Fishing
Marina del Rey Sport Fishing offers daily sportfishing trips, private fishing charters, and whale watching. Daily trips include half-day, and three-quarter day fishing trips. All trips depart from Dock 52, Fiji Way.
Marina del Rey Pier Fishing
Pier fishing is permitted at the north and south jetties, as well as the Venice Pier, and at Burton Chase Park in Marina del Rey. Fishing licenses and bait are readily available.
Yvonne B. Burke Park
Yvonne B. Burke Park, previously called Admiralty Park, located in Marina del Rey, features a Fitness Circuit Course and lots of open space for picnics and recreation. A bike path that extends from Pacific Palisades to Torrance runs through the park.
The Strand, renamed the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, is a paved bicycle path that runs along the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Los Angeles County. It starts at Will Rogers State Beach in the Los Angeles Community of Pacific Palisades and ends at Torrance County Beach in Torrance at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Hills. The 22 mile bike path runs through Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Ocean Park, Venice, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Torrance. The midpoint is in Playa del Rey. The Strand is the most popular bike path in Southern California.
Del Rey Lagoon Park
Del Rey Lagoon is a 13 acre lagoon located in Del Rey Lagoon Park, just south of Marina del Rey and Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey. The lagoon is surrounded by a grassy park with ducks, geese, and seagulls, and is a remnant of the original 1,700 acre Ballona Creek wetlands that once stretched from Playa del Rey to Santa Monica. The park has restrooms, a children's play area, picnic tables, lots of open space, and great views of Santa Monica Bay.
Marina del Rey Hospital
The Marina del Rey Hospital, formerly the Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center, is a 145 bed acute care hospital located in Marina del Rey which is a community on the west side of Los Angeles. The hospital provides the following services: emergency services, general surgery, cardiology services, orthopedics, weight loss surgery, and more.
Del Rey Yacht Club
Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, established in 1952, has a full service clubhouse and features racing, cruising, and many social activities. In addition to its first class Marina del Rey facility, the club has its club-owned and operated "Cat Harbor" facility on the southwestern side of Catalina Island which is one of the eight Channel Islands.
California Yacht Club
The California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey was established in 1922 at Wilmington Harbor. In addition to boating activities, the club offers numerous social events, two swimming pools, paddle tennis courts, restaurants, banquet facilities, and more. There are approximately 1,250 members making the California Yacht Club one of the largest yacht clubs in Southern California.
South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club
The South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club in Marina del Rey was formed in 1932 and is the oldest yacht club on the Santa Monica Bay and among the oldest on the Pacific Coast. The Corinthian club house is open 24/7 and offers the full services expected of a first rate yacht club. Club members are involved in racing, cruising, many social activities, and enjoy reciprocity with numerous other yacht clubs across the country.
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club in Marina del Rey was established in 1963 and has nearly 200 members engaged in racing, cruising, community service activities, and social activities. Members and visiting yachtsmen also have access to a 24/7/365 clubhouse and guest dock.
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club
Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club in Marina del Rey was formed in 1998 when the Santa Monica Yacht Club and Windjammers Yacht Club merged to form the larger consolidated club. The club offers a racing program, cruising program, social activities, and a great clubhouse. Club members have reciprocal rights with many other yacht clubs across the country.
Marina Venice Yacht Club
The Marina Venice Yacht Club is located in the West Tower of the Marina City Club in Marina del Rey. The club is active in racing and cruising, and offers many social activities. As members of the Southern California Yachting Association, members enjoy full reciprocity with other member yacht clubs.
Ballona Creek is an 8.8 mile long waterway in western Los Angeles County, whose watershed drains the Los Angeles Basin including parts of the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. Ballona Creek flows into Santa Monica Bay near Marina del Rey.
The Ballona Wetlands are located in the Los Angeles Basin, east of Playa del Rey and south of Marina del Rey. It is one of the last significant wetlands in Southern California and is named for the former Port Ballona and Ballona Creek which runs through the area. The Ballona Wetlands have been reduced substantially in size over the years due to development. They once included most of the areas consisting of Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, and Venice. Only about 10% of the original wetlands exist today.
Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Friends of Ballona Wetlands, founded in 1978, is an organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Ballona Wetlands. The wetlands are a critically important habitat for birds, fish, and plant life.
LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce has been serving its member businesses in Marina del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, and the surrounding communities for more than 55 years.
West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, established in 1945, serves its member businesses in West Los Angeles and the surrounding communities, including Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, and Culver City.
Marina del Rey Library
The Lloyd Taber - Marina del Rey Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Library System. The 7,443 square foot library facility includes a children's area, a meeting room with a capacity of 49, and lots of modern computers.
Friends of the Library — Marina del Rey
Friends of the Library consist of people in Marina del Rey who care about the Marina del Rey Library and are interested in increasing awareness of the library. Friends of the Library support the library by holding fundraising events such as book sales, sponsoring and staffing library events, and helping to recruit volunteers. Friends of the Library is self-supporting and is open to anyone interested in helping to enhance library services in Marina del Rey.
Property Management - Marina del Rey
Our affiliate, CoastManagement.net, manages homeowner associations, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings in Marina del Rey and the surrounding areas. Please contact Coast from our Resource Page for additional information.
Marina del Rey Real Estate
Homes in Marina del Rey consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.
Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
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