Free Beach Shuttle Service Returns This Summer

The popular Beach Shuttle serving Marina del Rey, the Venice Beach Pier, and Playa Vista will return again this summer, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe (4th District), announced today.

“Thanks to a continued partnership with the Playa Vista community, anyone who wants to visit the beach, spend time at the Venice Pier or enjoy shopping and dining in Marina del Rey can get to these locations without worrying about parking or dealing with traffic headaches,” Supervisor Knabe said.

The Beach Shuttle will begin service just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, Friday May 23, and continue on Fridays, weekends, and holidays throughout the month of 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 symphonic concerts in Marina del Rey (July 10 and 24; August 7 and 21), 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 28, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The free service will travel from Playa Vista every 30 minutes, carrying passengers to major points of interest, including Fisherman’s Village, the Waterside Shopping Center, Marina “Mother’s” Beach and the Venice Beach Pier. Seven of the shuttle stops are also conveniently located near Marina del Rey WaterBus boarding locations. Beach Shuttle buses are powered by clean-burning Compressed Natural Gas. They are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate bicycles for easy commuting.

For additional information about the Beach Shuttle, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors’ website at or its Facebook page at and Twitter account at Information is also available on Playa Vista’s website at and Facebook page For phone inquiries, call the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at (310) 305-9545.