Marina Beach in Marina Del Rey is usually referred to as Mother’s Beach by locals because it has a roped off swimming and wading area on the calm waters of the Marina Del Rey Harbor. It’s a popular spot for families with smaller kids since lifeguards watch over the beach and waves can’t sneak in here. However, this is a marina after all so ask the lifeguards about water quality and don’t swim after a heavy rain when storm runoff can pollute the water. Consider kayaking or supping during these conditions. Rentals are often available right at the beach. The LA Rowing Club occupies the eastern part of Mothers Beach where many rowing shells are visible on the shore. A restaurant and a large public parking lot can be found behind the beach at the corner of Admiralty Way and Via Marina.