Mother's Beach, Marina del Rey - Los Angeles Beaches

The beach sits in a protected by inlet to the Pacific Ocean and includes a wide, sandy space which opens to a swimming area on one side and is flanked by the 10 story Marriott Marina Beach hotel on the other  Seen in the picture above in the distance is yet another hotel, the Five Diamond The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. With a fantastic children's play area, Mother's Beach enjoys sunny exposures most the day till late afternoon when the sun is partially obstructed by the Marriott building, casting a large shadow onto the beach. Inside the hotel, some guests will enjoy the marina views from their hotel rooms and some will catch the beautiful Pacific Ocean sunsets to the west.


We've recommended the kid-friendly Marriott to many families seeking a quieter option to the beaches next door in Venice and Santa Monica. Sure, the Santa Monica beaches enjoy Paradise Park on the pier with tons of amusement rides, arcades and a carousel. This attraction is so close that you can cruise on over on bicycle, roller blades or by car to enjoy Santa Monica State Beach less than four miles away on the beach path.

Moms and dads love the beach here because there is no surfonly climbing gyms, swings and a pirate ship for the kids. Picnic shelters and restaurants are next to the beach, making for a great place to exercise and enjoy fresh air with the children during or after a meal.


Mother's Beach is also known as Marina Beach. That's because of its location along the marina at Marina del Rey.  Many consider this the perfect place to learn to kayak or  windsurf. Another place we can recommend for its peaceful waters is Alamitos Bay in Long Beach. At Mother's Beach AKA Marina Beach, you can rent bicycles, skates and volleyball for the sand court volleyball play.The beach also features estrooms and outdoor showers.


Mother's Beach - Marina del Rey   Los Angeles Beaches


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Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey sits in the bay next to the largest man-made marina in the world. Beach operations are provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Beach Harbors.

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