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Address: 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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A small, quiet beach best for kids and paddlers

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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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.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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98 helpful votes 98 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.

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LAS VEGAS
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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.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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 

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Waldenbuch, Germany
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131 helpful votes 131 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 

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Leusden
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42 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Boats, beaches, sailing club, they got it all here. Nice surroundings to spend a sunny afternoon...We took a car and did some of the attractions here and both my wife and teenage daughter enjoyed to tour very much.

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Marina del Rey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a stretch of sand inside the Marina with theme nice views and amenities. It's also one of the dirtiest beaches in California. Save yourself the ear infection & check out the beach report card.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Mother's Beach was right behind the hotel we stayed at. It was a nice little Beach that is great for family's to hang out at. There is a public parking lot and BBQ grills available. While we were there quite a few Families were out grilling and having birthday parties and get together.

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