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Playa del Rey

Derived from the Spanish phrase “Beach of the King”, the area is ironically laid back rather than fast-paced. The coastal neighborhood is known for its rolling hills of sand dunes of up to 125 feet above sea level, more popularly known as “The Bluffs” or The Del Rey Hills. The community has created a cozy small town vibe even with the big shopping malls and chain restaurants, as well as businesses and offices in the area. One of its attractions, the Dockweiler State Beach, offers a wide sandy beach with lifeguards, areas for bonfires, a path for bikers and runners alike, and other nice facilities promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Highlights:

  • Miles of tracks and pathways for walking and cycling
  • Ballona Wetlands, Del Rey Lagoon Park, and beaches attract nature lovers
  • Less than 10 minutes away from LAX
  • Loyola Marymount University and Otis College of Art and Design
  • Nearby Marina del Rey, Westchester, and Playa Vista