About Playa del Rey
The coastal neighborhood of Playa del Rey (Spanish for Beach of the King) is a district between the ocean and Westchester, just ten minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Its rolling hills, which are actually ancient windblown, compacted sand dunes, rise up to 125 feet above sea level, paralleling the coastline all the way south to Palos Verdes. Real estate includes a mix of 1920s houses, 1940s beach cottages and new multimillion-dollar homes. Playa Del Rey Lagoon, now a regional public park, was created during the first unsuccessful attempt to dredge a harbor in Santa Monica Bay in the 1870s. The area is also home to Dockweiler Beach Park.