Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced that the free beach shuttle service for residents and visitors to Marina del Rey, the Venice Beach Pier and Playa Vista will return again this summer.
“Thanks to a partnership with Playa Vista, anyone who wants to visit the beach, spend time at the Venice Pier or enjoy Marina del Rey now has a free and easy ride without worrying about finding parking or dealing with traffic headaches,” said Supervisor Knabe.
Starting on Friday, May 24, with the Memorial Day weekend, the Beach Shuttle will operate on Fridays, weekends, and holidays through September:
- Friday and Saturday operating hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday and holiday operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- During the Thursday evening classical concerts at Burton Chace Park (July 11 and 25; August 8 and 22), the Beach Shuttle will operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., providing direct round trip service to Burton Chace Park.
- The Beach Shuttle will also provide service via a special route to the Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, September 29, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- There will be a pause in service for required driver breaks between 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Beach Shuttle buses are powered by clean-burning Compressed Natural Gas. The buses are wheelchair accessible and will also accommodate bicycles for easy commuting.
The free service will travel from Playa Vista every 30 minutes, carrying riders to major points of interest, including Fisherman’s Village, the Waterside Shopping Center, Marina “Mother’s” Beach and the Venice Beach Pier. Shuttle stops are conveniently located near seven Marina del Rey Water Bus boarding locations.
For additional information about the Beach Shuttle, visit the County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors’ website at beaches.lacounty.gov or its Facebook page at Facebook.com/lacdbh and Twitter site at Twitter.com/lacdbh. Information is also available by visiting Playa Vista’s website at: playavista.com and Facebook page at: facebook.com/playavistaca. For phone inquiries, call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at (310) 305-9545.