Any Suri or North can offer her mom a Sunday brunch. That's nothing special. However, a day where your favorite Mrs. Brady can enjoy the view, sunbathe, let her hair down and have someone watch her bunch in calm waters? That's a gift. Known among locals as Mother's Beach, on this Marina del Rey beach lifeguards supervise a sandy shore and roped-off harbor while kids build sandcastles. It's here where the cool Ms. Knowles–style moms lounge with cold drinks, while Jay Z–imitating dads fire up the grill in the picnic area. For athletic J.Lo-like moms, paddleboarding, windsurfing and sailing are all within reach. It's not about the Benjamins, but about the quality time. Happy Mother's Day!


A carefree day picnicking on the beach with your favorite famous-in-your-house mom.
It's easier than pushing your way through the brunch crowds.
4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Mother's Day is Sun., May 14 (but you knew that already)


By Brian Garrido

Recently transplanted from Los Angeles to Phoenix, Brian is a marketer and freelance writer with a cooking blog. Having traveled to more than 200 international and domestic cities, he's in the process of writing his memoir about his deep female friendships and women that he's has loved as a gay man. He can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.