A water playground for well-heeled Californians, Marina Del Rey is one of LA’s most coveted communities. With eight individual basins and the capacity to host over 5,000 boats, the marina steps up as the world's largest man-made small craft harbour.
Developers haven’t failed to cater to the needs of pleasure craft owners, with luxury hotels, high-rise condos, boutique apartments and a myriad of shops and restaurants surrounding the marina. From people watching to living the high life, Marina Del Rey is a fantastic place to spend the day or the night.
Located in the LA’s Westside locale, Marina Del Rey is sandwiched between Venice Beach and Playa del Rey. It’s just 10-minutes from LAX by car. Several rental car agencies operate within Marina Del Rey, with taxis and rideshares also servicing the area. It’s easy to access via LA’s major freeways, with some public transportation also available.
While today Marina Del Rey is synonymous with Californian money, it wasn’t always so glamorous. Prior to its development, it was a salt-marsh wetlands area, favoured by duck hunters as opposed to celebrities and CEOs. After decades of planning speculation, the multi-million dollar marina was formally dedicated in 1965.