Two people on kayak in the ocean

Five Outdoor Activities for Springtime Bliss in MDR

Ready to banish those winter blues? Head to Marina del Rey for some sun-soaked fun! With waterfront walks and serene paddle boarding sessions, this seaside gem offers endless outdoor adventures. Here are 5 fantastic ways to embrace spring in L.A.’s Marina. Get ready to soak up the sun and enjoy every moment of the season!

P.S. We just found out Jamaica Bay Inn’s FREE outdoor movie nights returns on April 7th. Check out the movie lineup – click here.


parasailing above Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica Pier


Embark on an exhilarating flying adventure with Marina del Rey Parasailing! Whether you choose the 500' or 800' option, it's bound to be a soaring experience flying above the Pacific. Ready to take flight? Click the button for all the details and get ready to reach new heights of fun! Or make reservations by calling 310-306-2222.

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fishing with the son


Looking for some "reel" excitement? Hop aboard one of the open-party fishing trips organized by Marina del Rey Sportfishing departing from Dock 52, setting sail into the Santa Monica Bay for halibut, yellowtail, sea bass, and more. With knowledgeable guides on hand, even beginners can hook a big one, and all the tackle and fishing licenses you need are available right on the boat. Choose from a morning or afternoon half-day trip or a three-quarter day trip. Click button for more information.

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People on kayak and paddleboard in the sea near sea lions on a dock


Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Marina "Mother's" Beach or Fisherman's Village to embark on a springtime adventure. Glide through the waters and greet the local sea lions scattered throughout the marina. You can easily rent kayaks from the following rental shops in the Marina:
ProSUP Shop located at Marina "Mother's" Beach; 310-989-4350.
Paddle Method located at Marina "Mother's" Beach; 310-770-7291.
Marina del Rey Boat Rentals located at Fisherman's Village; 310-306-4444.

Hours of operation vary; call each company directly and inquire about rental availability.

Outdoor winter activities include strolling in the Aubrey E. Austin park on the North Jetty in Marina del Rey

Nature walk

Lace up your walking shoes and explore the picturesque paths winding along the marina's edge. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, where gentle sea breezes mingle with the sounds of lapping waves. Venture beyond the marina to nearby parks like Burton Chace Park or Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve for even more serene surroundings. Click button to download a map of Marina del Rey.

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Pickleball by the sea

Head to The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey's state-of-the-art courts and rally with friends or fellow guests in a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the sport, the friendly staff is on hand to assist and provide equipment. Engage in spirited matches while enjoying breathtaking views of the marina, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your game. After a lively session on the court, unwind with a refreshing beverage or delicious snack at the hotel's waterfront restaurant, Cast & Plow, savoring every moment of your pickleball adventure. Click button for more information.

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