2019 Best Beachside Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Where to Eat by the Beach in Santa Monica, Malibu & Marina del Rey

Winter, spring, summer or fall. LA's easygoing climate allows for beachside dining all year long. Enjoy ocean views from restaurants in Malibu or Santa Monica, or watch the boats in the harbor in Marina del Rey. Each of these waterfront restaurants has its own personality, ambience and cuisine along with an air of fun-in-the-sun festivity.

For the best eating near the ocean, check out GAYOT's list of the Top Beachside Restaurants in the Los Angeles area, presented in alphabetical order.

> You can also check GAYOT's Beachside Restaurants in Long Beach & South Bay.
 
Back on the Beach Cafe
12/20
No kidding --- this place really is right on the beach. See More
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Beachside Restaurant & Bar
13/20
At this fun restaurant in the Jamaica Bay Inn, guests can enjoy American fare on a patio that overlooks the marina. See More

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California, Mediterranean, Seafood
Cafe Del Rey
14/20
California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina. See More

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Cast & Plow
14/20
Chef Umit Kaygusuz brings in local farm-to-table ingredients to prepare American fare in an elegant dining room by the marina. See More

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Geoffrey's
13/20
Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. See More

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Larry's

Gastropub, California, Small Plates
Larry's
13/20
A funky neighborhood spot with gastropub fare and more than two dozen beers on tap. See More
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The Lobster
14/20
A dramatic oceanside setting for seafood, cocktails and stunning sunsets. See More
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Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar
13/20
California fare complemented by ocean views on the Malibu Pier. See More
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Mastro's Ocean Club
14/20
Seafood and steaks in a prime Malibu location perched over the beach. See More

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Nobu Malibu
14/20
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's beautiful restaurant right over the waves of the Pacific. See More
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