Play de Rey is a community in Los Angeles located on the edge of the road where the South Bay meets the Marina del Rey jetty. This somewhat tucked away beach destination with a population of around 11,500 is north of Dockweiler Beach and LAX, and its beautiful beaches overlooking the Pacific Ocean tend to bring on a very local flavor.
Tourists come by the millions to Dockweiler Beach just a few miles north of Los Angeles International Airport because of its public parking lots and easy hillside parking, but if you continue your drive north, you come across a charming area with a lagoon lined by three and four story homes. There's a wonderful community park with picnic tables, basketball courts and the busy beach bike path that goes over a pedestrian bridge connecting with Marina del Rey. However, when you try to drive to the other side to access Marina del Rey, the road winds around a protected wetlands and takes approx. 10 - 15 minutes to access. It could be one reason why the bike path is so popular, but more likely, people are just healthy in Southern California and Play del Rey, and they love to exercise.
Downtown Los Angeles is a mere 19 miles northeast of the residential community built along the beach & towering bluffs that have beach and ocean views. Nearby neighbors include Westchester and Marina del Rey.
Playa del Rey Getting to Playa del
Rey: Playa del Rey is located
north of Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX). From San Diego Freeway
(405) exit Imperial Highway and go west.
Where the road ends at Vista del Mar,
turn right. Playa del Rey is located
just beyond Dockweiler Beach.
Where to stay: The Inn at Playa del Rey is just a block or two to the beach.