MARINA DEL REY
MARINA "MOTHER'S" BEACH
ABOUT THE BEACH
Marina Beach, or “Mother’s Beach” as it is referred to by local residents, is a family and kid-friendly, man-made beach in Marina del Rey.
Developed as a part of Marina del Rey in 1957 and officially dedicated in 1965, this beach provides a safe environment for kids because there is no surf in the swimming area.
The area is comprised of almost a half-mile of sandy beach with volleyball courts, picnic areas, barbecues, showers, and restrooms.
This is a great location for family outings, with playground equipment available for young children. Windsurfing and kayaking are popular activities at this beach.
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. “Mother’s Beach” is also a favorite place to watch the yearly New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July fireworks shows put on by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
MARINA BEACH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The Department of Beaches and Harbors is proud to announce that we are scheduled to start construction of the Marina Beach Improvements Project this September 2017, after Labor Day.
The project includes renovation and replacement of the existing restroom building and picnic shelters with a more contemporary look that is nautical and dynamic, replacement of the picnic tables and barbecue grills, installation of new landscaping and bioswales, and repaving of the promenade with decorative concrete and pavers.
Marina Beach will remain open to the public during construction, and will be accessible from Parking Lot 11 (Panay Way) and Parking Lot 9 (Palawan Way). There will be a temporary accessible walkway provided on the sand and temporary restrooms. The existing restroom building, promenade, and picnic pavilions will be closed to the public during construction and there will be no access to the beach from Parking Lot 10. Parking Lot 10 will remain open with the exception of the construction staging area.
Construction Begins: Fall 2017*
Construction Finishes: Summer 2018*
*Note: Estimated construction dates.
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