Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach


Redondo Beach is one of three seaside communities in the South Bay, a beach enclave in southern Los Angeles County. It was establishes as part of a Spanish land grant called Rancho San Pedro, which was awarded in 1785. The city is comprised of an ocean front strip that enjoys superb beach access and an thriving inland area. Redondo beach sits close to the cities of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach.

The city is a haven for people who like to have fun in the sun and take in sporting activities. In this vibrant paradise, the beach is the center of the lifestyle that locals experience every day. The municipal pier is probably one of the biggest draws to Redondo Beach, second only to the sand and surf. The pier and surrounding beach welcomes tourists and residents to volleyball facilities, surf shops, restaurants, and retail stores. A bike path, which runs along the beach and next to the pier, connects the city to the Palos Verdes peninsula to the south.

It is possible to travel from Torrance in the South Bay, through Redondo Beach, up to Santa Monica in the north via this “Strand” walkway that runs uninterrupted except for a one-mile stretch near the pier where it veers inland. Redondo Beach is a preferred location for movie and television filming, with episodes of the OC being shot in the area. You may also recognize portions of Redondo Beach in “Medium” and “Hot Chicks.” Redondo Beach is the subject of much debate, due to a power plant that will become inactive in the next 25 years. It is not certain what will ultimately become of the site, but for now, passers-by enjoy an enormous mural of migrating gray whales on the exterior, a piece of art created by famous artist Wyland.

Surfing is a favorite pastime in Redondo Beach, with waves sometimes reaching 15 feet. Beach Volleyball also has its roots in Redondo Beach, and many top names in the sport reside in the community. An indoor volleyball league is held in the Aviat gym every week, and it is common to see some of the highest level of play in the nation take place at this venue. Shopping and dining establishments are plenty in the revitalized Riveria Village center, a retail destination serving the neighborhood. Children in Redondo Beach attend school at campuses in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, including Redondo Union High School. Redondo Beach has a population of 66,748.

Major attractions are the famous Redondo Beach Pier for eclectic shopping, strolling, excellent dining, a sport fishing fleet, Seaside Lagoon, vibrant harbor with seaside international eateries and cafes, beach volleyball, a surfing beach, and The Strand, a paved path, ideal for people on bicycle, rollerblade, and skateboard. Most of the shopping activities take place around Riviera Village with a blend of shops, restaurants and services, and the Galleria, an attractive regional mall at South Bay. Visitors can stay at the beach hotels like the renovated Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club or the Crowne Plaza Hotel, visit the Redondo Beach King Harbor that boasts of one of the best Bonito fisheries in California, enjoy the annual events like Dolphin Dash, Lobster Festival, Fourth of July, and King Harbor Boat Parades.




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