Welcome to Marina del Rey
Waterfront recreation destination with a huge marina
Marina del Rey is the ultimate man-made waterfront destination, a hub of water-based activities developed on reclaimed salt marsh in the 1950s. This unincorporated community is nestled between the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Venice and Playa del Rey on the Pacific Ocean coastline. Marina del Rey has a huge harbor for small craft, which houses over 5,000 vessels. The community also offers stunning ocean and city views, ultra-fresh seafood restaurants, and the charm of a small seaside village. Marina del Rey real estate mostly consists of condominiums with a handful of homes. Properties along Ocean Front Walk are particularly prized since residents are mere steps from the sandy beachfront.
Restaurants and cafés ring the bustling harbor, combining outstanding food with wonderful views. at The Ritz-Carlton hotel is one of Marina del Rey’s best fine dining experiences, offering perfectly executed meals prepared using organic local ingredients. is more laidback but no less impressive. The married couple who run Mendocino prepare spectacular sandwiches with artisanal freshly-baked bread and premium fillings. is opened 24 hours a day and is worth stopping by at any time for their beer-battered cod sliders and mouth-watering shrimp. ’s gourmet three-course prix fixe brunch is an indulgent must-try. Head to the Marina del Rey Hotel’s early in the evening to grab a seat by the fire pits and pair stunning views across the harbor with happy hour drinks. This compact community has many other hidden gem restaurants located away from the waterfront. Highlights include Texas-style BBQ at , exquisite Italian cooking at , and vegan cuisine at . is the go-to local dive bar with fun themed nights throughout the week, including the unusual spectacle of turtle racing every Thursday.
Marina del Rey is the place to go for almost every water-based activity you can think of. Set off from the harbor for fishing and sailing adventures aboard your own or rented vessels. Other popular activities include kayaking and paddle-boarding.
Marina del Rey is zoned to the Los Angeles Unified School District.