Playa del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the
King" or "King's Beach") is a beachside community within the city of Los
Angeles. PDR sits just above sea level bordered by the Pacific Ocean
to the west, Marina del Rey and Ballona Creek to the north, Playa Vista to
the northeast, Westchester and the Westchester bluffs to the east, and LAX
and El Segundo to the south.
Development of PDR surged in 1928 with the building of the Del Rey Hills
neighborhood in the northern part of the community. The community was
the last stretch of coastal land in Los Angeles to be developed.
Trolley cars once roamed the streets of PDR and a cable car would transport
people from the beach to the top of the Westchester bluffs. Some areas
of the community are now a protected habitat of the endangered El Segundo
Less visible than Venice Beach which has a pier, concessions, sidewalk
entertainers, and restaurants,
Playa del Rey is a tucked away treasure that caters to those who enjoy a
more "laid back" lifestyle of relaxing, sun bathing, surfing, swimming,
biking, jogging, skating, and boating. Enjoy beautiful beaches, fresh
ocean breezes, and stunning sunsets in "The Last Stop before the
Pacific"...Playa del Rey!