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I have occasionally been on the beach now and then. It is never really crowded like Santa Monica... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Beach

Beautiful beach with soft sand and not a lot of people. We really enjoyed seeing the planes take... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have occasionally been on the beach now and then. It is never really crowded like Santa Monica, so the environment here is chilled and relaxed, especially when you come for the sunset. If you are into bikes, that's a bonus because the bike path...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach with soft sand and not a lot of people. We really enjoyed seeing the planes take off from LAX as well. Perfect temperature, great breeze and very good waves.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The beach at Playa Del Rey is fantastic ... a nice wide soft sand beach. Life guard station nearby with a decent public restroom. Free Parking can be a challenge but the pay lots are reasonably priced. The surrounding town is sleepy but grab a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road804303
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Of course, you have to like beaches! Great concrete walkway/ bike Way! Sand is soft and beach is amazing. You can stroll and enjoy the water views or enjoy the beach houses... wishing one was yours!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TigerSouthCarolina
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Such a beautiful area! Recommended for anyone that has never seen the west coast or the ocean! The sand is very fine and soft!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Copdrew
Reviewed July 31, 2018

If you like hearing planes fly over every 2 mins then this is the beach for you. We went because all the reviews talked about how nice and quite (not over crowded) it was, and how beautiful it was (which it was). But on our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Juan R
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great Bike Path, Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets, Awesome Restaurants, chill vibe, cool people...A precious Gem of a beach, you can find parking generally....PLAYA ROCKS!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel E
Reviewed April 29, 2018

You have to include a stroll to this beach, spend the day, or hope to find a nearby rental or stay at the small Inn at Playa del Rey. It is not like other area beaches; it holds some different mysteries of the ocean since...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We spent a great day at the beach being it our first day in Los Angeles. Weather was great, beach was nice & clean and some great eateries nearby. Parking is a little tricky though. Go to Playa Provisions (just off the beach) for great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Walksy22
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is a pretty chill beach. Not a lot of overwhelming foot traffic, but if you're looking to relax without much noise then this is a pretty good option.

Date of experience: June 2017
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July 8, 2018|
Response from 2016Patti | Reviewed this property |
Most beaches "close" at 10pm in & around the LA coast. People do walk the beach at all hours, but can't be seen as "loitering". I believe this is true in PDR. This beach is part of and adjacent to Dockweiler Beach... a... More
May 28, 2017|
Response from Wendy L |
You can barbecue on nearby Dockweiler Beach.
March 1, 2015|
Response from Wendy L |
Yes. You can rent bikes at Playa Provisions