Marina Beach

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elizabethlascheid
Los Angeles, CA4,843 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The Marina Beach has clean sand and looks inviting. Never go in the water. Do not let your children play in the water, simply stay out of it. It is filled with gasoline and oil from the boats nearby, it really has no way to clean itself, and I fear you will get sick.

If you wish to go there for a picnic with family that is perfectly fine. They do have picnic tables and parking is available for a fee. It can get crowded on the weekends.

It is also nice if you just want to take a walk along the sand, but don't get near the water.

You will also find a large homeless population lingering around there. I would pity them, but I really don't feel like buying meth today or any heroin.

This used to be a nice beach. I would have ordered.
Written October 20, 2023
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kobe3550
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Apr 2021
No one tells you that Mother's Beach is rated F as far as pollution. Look at the oil from the boats. I have been fighting for a sign to warn visitors not to swim there.
Written May 7, 2021
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frevnew
Henderson, NV2 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Take the Harbor Cruise for a dollar per person at Fisherman's' wharf. Also, Marina Del Ray has a shuttle that travels between the wharf, Venice beach and points in between.
Written August 24, 2015
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missymlo
San Francisco, CA24 contributions
Dec 2019
We walked from The Ritz to this beach early one morning and it was lovely. We met another dog and had a play.
Written January 9, 2020
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rodrigoelp
Sydney, Australia277 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I honestly don't want to be mean with my comment, and I am really trying to be polite, so I won't compare any of the beaches of LA to the beaches we have here in Sydney (Australia)... which aren't the best we have in Australia, FYI.

This beach, relatively a stroll away from Venice beach, is a secluded area, primarily used for the Marina (as its name implies) has a few places to grab something to eat, as well as benches, car park, etc. The water is ok, pretty calmed so it is really good for families with kids and what have you, but it is not a tourist attraction.

I had a bit of a swim here, packed my stuff and moved on. Did it basically just to tick the box of places I wanted to get to on my last few hours in LA.

I was not comfortable either as there was a big crowd having a sort of party and they were blasting music all around.

In any case, traveling is expanding your experiences, even if some of these are not remarkable. This one was not the most memory forming experience but at least it was not negative.
Written November 12, 2018
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Deeringothamnus P
1 contribution
Mar 2015 • Family
Visiting Marina Del Rey, one cannot but notice the largest man made marina in the world. Wanted to see what that was all about, I went onto www.Onboat.co ,which has a very broad collection of top quality charter boats, and rented a captained charter boat, in my case a 44 foot Hunter sailboat . Immediately upon leaving the dock, I had entered into a whole new world. People might find it hard to believe that LA has a great nature coast, with mountains cascading down to the sea, abundant bird life, seals, dolphins, and occasional whales, and Catalina Island looming in the distance.. You can even see snow capped peaks over sixty miles to the east on a clear day.
Written March 11, 2015
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davideddoc
Houston, TX258 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
This is my favorite beach although somewhat biased as I used to live on the peninsula. The beach is to the left as you get to the Washington Ave pier. Most people go right towards Venice. It is much quieter although not isolated. There are a couple of volleyball courts. Parking is limited so it’s less crowded swells are smaller due to the marina channel.
Written August 11, 2019
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Victor H
Beijing, China148 contributions
Aug 2018
Took grandkids there and spent an afternoon. The beach is pretty flat and reasonably clean. Many activities available, paddle surfing, water bus and tour and playgrounds.
Written July 2, 2019
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Ken K
8 contributions
May 2019
Two minutes from home this has been our beach year round for the last seven years.Partially protected by the MdR breakwater and partially open to the Santa Monica Bay with views all the way to Malibu and beyond.
Written May 5, 2019
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Keshahues
Marina del Rey, CA50 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The beach is less crowded. The sand is a bit dirty for my liking. For Travelers, come on by, but its not the funnest beach nor best water.
Written August 6, 2018
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