Marina Del Rey Bike Path
The Marina Del Rey section of the bike path starts where Washington Blvd meets the Venice Beach Pier. You'll head down Washington Blvd past several lights and businesses. Watch out for traffic and potholes and obey the lights. You will turn down into the park at Mildred Avenue where the Bike Path sign is located. Look for the pond on the South side of Washington as you are riding - that is how you will know that you are close. (See the picture below for what the turn off looks like. The little Bike Path sign is just above the rider's head as he turns off of Washington Blvd.)
Marina Del Rey Bike Path Turn Off
You will continue riding down a path which will take you by some million dollar condos and into a pretty green park with exercise stations.
Many joggers and pedestrians walk through the park, too. You will be headed to an intersection and will be crossing at Admirality Way past the library to continue through the Marina and the shipyards.
Bike Path Through Yvonne B. Burke Park
The path continues winding across Bali Way and Mindanao Way past many ships both docked or in the Marina. The path does go through the parking lots, so watch out for cars. You will eventually come out onto Fiji Way where you will continue down to Fisherman's Village. You can lock your bike up here and enjoy the views of the boats and grab a quick bite to eat or stop in at a nice restaurant.
***NOTE: there is currently construction on Fiji Way - beginning in 12/2014. When heading towards Fisherman's Village from the North (Venice Beach via Washington Blvd), you will need to cross the street at Fiji to use the current 2-way lane bike path on the opposite side of the street. The path is marked with bright orange street posts. You can still use the regular route, however, there are many steel plates in the road and a lot of gravel which can make for some uncomfortable riding conditions and potential flat tires. I will update this information once construction has been completed and the Fiji Way section of the bike route has been restored. See the photo below for the current bike path dual lane along Fiji Way. Photo taken Summer 2015. ***
NOTE UPDATE 4/2016: Construction appears to have been completed through Fiji Way as of April 2016. The cones have been removed and construction plates and detour are now gone.
Bike Path Single Side Detour Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey Bike Path Section at the Docks
The final section of the Marina Del Rey Bike Path is past Fisherman's Village on Fiji Way continuing past Shanghai Red's and the Coast Guard office at the end of Fiji Way where the street begins to turn around. There is a asphalt bike path leading out to Ballona Creek between the Condos and the wetlands. This path will take you to a junction where you can go left and possibly see some avian wild life of Ballona Creek and come back or head right and to straight out to the Ballona Creek bridge for a great view of the boats cruising around the marina.
Marina Del Rey Ballona Creek Path Section
Ballona Creek Bike Path Section
The Marina Del Rey section ends at the Ballona Creek bridge where you will cross over into Playa Del Rey to continue on the path.
Ballona Creek Bridge View
Marina Del Rey Bike Path Map
This bike map shows the route (blue line) around the marina. It is about a 1.5 miles long. You could stop and eat and drink at one of the restaurants or food stands before continuing on your way.
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