We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marina Beach, Mother's Beach

Address: 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Website
Improve this listing
71%
Attraction details

Hotels near Marina Beach, Mother's Beach

Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    22
    19
    12
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Idyllwild, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easily accessible from our hotel and great people watching! Liked the closeness to where we were staying so it was easy to reach. Went fairly early in the morning, so there were no crowds even on an 80+ degree day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Everett, Washington
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not quite like the rolling waves of the nearby ocean but this is a great little beach particularly for kids. Very safe and secure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The playground is great for toddlers and young children. Lots of structures to climb and slides. Their are three types of swings. It would be nice if there were more of the individual ones. It was definitely designed to keep children active, safe and happy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The beach was small, pretty, and quiet. Pleasant but not very exciting. The beach has a great playground for small children, for whom this would be a great choice. There is also a very pretty, wheelchair-accessible walkway around the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, Bermuda
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
130 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice beach - good for tanning and walking/jogging/running and other land activities but I wouldn't swim there. All fuel/oils/chemicals from the boats in the marina are in the water including the water from the rain water run-offs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LAS VEGAS
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When the rains start in SoCal, the storm drains all exit directly into the Pacific. This renders the beaches unsuitable for about two weeks until the drains are flushed out. Unfortunately since this beach in a non tidal land locked area, it sometimes takes months for it to clean up.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great beach for children, there's so much to do. Water is not too clean but the play area makes up for it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Discovered this beach across from my hotel while waiting to check in. I found easy parking that does cost across the street from the beach. Nice and clean area. Folks taking a standing kayak class, yoga on boards in the water and families enjoying the swimming area. Seemingly calm water to play in. And a few well mannered small dogs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
52 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The water is smooth and glassy in the morning, which makes it good for SUP, rowing or kayaking. The overall consensus is that the water is very dirty. This is a waveless beach and is not a destination for bodysurfers. If you want to swim, this isn't the spot for that. A clean pool or a different beach would be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waldenbuch, Germany
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
138 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The beach itself is great for the little kids as it is flat and has shallow water and has a decent amount of parking so you aren't lugging beach chairs and pales and shovels to far from the car. My only real complaint and why I only rated it 3 stars is the beach is kind of dirty....not the sand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Marina Beach, Mother's Beach also viewed

 
Marina del Rey, CA
 

Been to Marina Beach, Mother's Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Marina Beach, Mother's Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?