Playa Del Rey

Welcome to Playa Del Rey

A coastal neighborhood with gorgeous scenery and vibrant restaurants
Playa del Rey is a coastal community in Los Angeles County, California. Lots of families, professionals, and retirees reside in the neighborhood, attracted by the stunning views, ocean breezes, and small-town vibe. Its variety of properties is up-to-date and well-maintained, ranging from quaint condominiums to lavish estates overlooking the ocean. A sense of serenity exists throughout its tree-lined streets, offering residents a sense of refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the greater Los Angeles area. 
With pristine beaches, nature trails, and waterfront restaurants, Playa del Rey is an ideal place to live for those who love spending time outdoors in the warm California sun. The neighborhood has a prime location on the coast, with the Los Angeles International Airport and major districts of the city all accessible to residents within minutes. As a perfect embodiment of what life in a Los Angeles beach town is all about, Playa del Rey is a spectacular community to call home.

What to Love

  • Stunning ocean scenery and picturesque outdoor spaces
  • A friendly community with a small-town atmosphere
  • Delicious restaurants and upscale eateries
  • A prime location with close to major districts

Local Lifestyle

Life in Playa del Rey is mellow and relaxing. Most of the community leads an active lifestyle, spending ample time in the sun enjoying activities like biking, hiking, swimming, and beach volleyball. There are plenty of places for recreation and leisure, and the quality of life among residents is very high.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Playa del Rey hosts a lovely array of trendy establishments and bustling venues. The restaurant scene has a great variety of places to choose from with many different cuisines and settings. Tanner’s Coffee is a popular place to start the day and has a great selection of delicious lattes and small plates.

For a casual bite to eat, the burgers, beers, jukebox, and flat-screen televisions at The Shack make it a hotspot among locals. The sandwiches, ice cream, and cocktails at Playa Provisions draw lots of visitors as well for a tasty treat after a day at the ocean. 
Those in search of a more intimate dining experience often head to Caffe Pinguini Italian Restaurant for its candlelit ambiance and homemade pasta. Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant serves incredible Italian food, with live music on certain nights for dinner with a show. 
When it comes to shopping, many residents of Playa del Rey take advantage of its convenient location to visit shopping centers in nearby communities. Waterside lies just north of the neighborhood in Marina del Rey, with a grocery store and other national brands within its directory
South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach is 15 minutes away, where department stores like Macy’s can be found within its selection of stores, in addition to a movie theater and places to dine. Westfield Mall in Culver City can be reached in under 15 minutes as well, which hosts a massive retail directory and many tasty eateries.

Things to Do

There’s always a fun activity to enjoy for residents and visitors of Playa del Rey. The warm year-round climate and prime oceanfront location call for days spent in the great outdoors. With miles of shoreline and acres of white-sand beaches, Dockweiler State Beach is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Playa del Rey Beach is another popular destination among the community, with Toes Beach lying on the north end where The Gillis volleyball tournament is held. 
The inviting Marvin Braude Bike Trail, rides you along the coastline attracting fitness enthusiasts from all over the region to its scenic 21-mile route. For those looking to really get in touch with nature, the magnificent Ballona Wetlands provides a magical destination to explore coastal ecosystems and discover wildlife species.


Residents of Playa del Rey have a blend of public and private schools to choose from. Students attend the Los Angeles Unified School District, which fosters academic achievement through features such as top-notch equipment and small class sizes.
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