About Marina del Rey
For those captivated by waterfront views, ocean breezes and an active lifestyle, Marina del Rey is an ideal location. Built in the 1950s on the wetlands of Ballona Creek, it is the largest small boat harbor in the country. This oceanside community offers both spectacular beach homes with sweeping views of the magnificent harbor and sea and charming mid-century suburban neighborhoods. Seaside condos are plentiful and sought after as primary or weekend homes. Just minutes from LAX and convenient to freeways linking it to Downtown, the northern and southern beach communities and the valley, this resort-like location is surprisingly accessible.The abundant sunshine, cool sea breezes, and surrounding beaches beckon visitors and residents to get out and enjoy the parks and activities this community treasures. From the restaurants and shopping in the Villa Marina Marketplace to the beautiful ten-acre Burton Chace park jutting into the Marina’s main channel (the best view and walking area for sunset gazing and fresh ocean air) and the bike paths that extend to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, Marina del Rey offers many exquisite opportunities to enjoy this jewel of the Pacific.
Marina del Rey boasts the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with a capacity for more than 4,300 boats. The community is characterized by numerous high-end condominiums, such as Azzurra, Latitude 33 and the Marina City Club, as well as a diverse selection of upscale retail offerings, including Waterside at Marina del Rey and Marina Marketplace. Upscale retail and amenities are also available in the adjacent Abbot Kinney Boulevard District and in neighboring Venice Beach and Santa Monica. In addition to its own beaches, Marina del Rey is convenient to Venice Beach, Playa del Rey Beach, Santa Monica Beach and the beaches and attractions in the South Bay. The community is a popular destination for regional weekend getaways and serves as an ideal base for leisure and business travelers.
Marina del Rey is also host to a number of festivals, parades and special events, including summer outdoor concerts, the Holiday Boat Parade, Discover Marina del Rey Day and the California Yacht Club’s Sunset Series Sailing Regatta. Home to one of the nation’s foremost pleasure craft harbors, Marina del Rey is the center of boating activity in Los Angeles County. Endless recreational boating opportunities include boat rentals and private charters, dinner and/or cocktail cruises, public fishing trips, gondola rides, sailing and kayaking. Rollerblading, biking, jogging and walking along the waterfront or by the beach are also popular activities among locals and visitors alike.