Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach California is a seaside city that is found in Los Angeles County, and since it’s just seven miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), it’s easy to get to for those arriving on flights. That’s just one of the reasons to book a stay at one of the Redondo Beach hotels, but proximity to LAX isn’t exactly why people come here. It’s the wide and long beach and the Redondo Beach Pier that attract the most attention, and for good reason. Visitors can enjoy a range of beach-related activities when in town, and the unique city pier only compliments what is already a great stretch of sand.

Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach

The beach in Redondo Beach California certainly tops the list of attractions in Redondo Beach, and among the activities that you can enjoy when spending time on it include swimming, sandcastle building, playing volleyball, bodyboarding, and surfing. You can also rent a bicycle here and take to The Strand, which is a bicycle path that runs along the beach. Coincidentally, The Strand or South Bay Bicycle Path, runs for 22 miles, and it connects Redondo Beach with Santa Monica to the north. The Strand is wheelchair friendly, which means that basically anyone can enjoy it. In addition to bicycling, many of the path’s users take to it to do some jogging, skateboarding, and rollerblading. As for those who are interested in doing some surfing in Redondo Beach California, the waves here are pretty consistent, and every once in a while, they can top out at around 15 to 20 feet. Volleyball enthusiasts will find the wide and flat beach here to also be ideal for their sport of preference, but it’s understandable if you simply prefer to relax and soak up some sun when spending time on the sand here. Public restrooms and showers can be found at the beach, as can a bait and tackle shop and a number of food and watersports equipment concessions.

Redondo Beach Hotels
Redondo Beach Hotels

Fishing is just one more thing that beachgoers can enjoy when hanging out in Redondo Beach. The prime fishing site here is the pier, which is one of the top attractions in Redondo Beach. You won’t need a license to fish from the Redondo Beach Pier, so it’s free unless you need to rent some equipment. In addition to fishing, visitors to the Redondo Beach Pier can do some general sightseeing, enjoy a leisurely stroll, or duck into one of the pier’s shops or restaurants. What helps to make the pier unique is the fact that it goes out to sea, then returns back to shore in an almost circular pattern, which is the reason why it is often referred to as the “Endless Pier.” You can go around and around it in either direction as much as you please, whereas with most other piers, you can only go out to the end and then return back the same way. The Redondo Beach Pier is open 24 hours a day, which also distinguishes it from other California beach piers, which tend to close at a specified time of night. As for the beach itself, it opens to the public at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

Redondo Beach California is just south of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, which together with Redondo Beach are known as the Beach Cities. These cities not only offer great beaches, but also feature an array of dining and shopping opportunities. When you’re not frequenting the downtown shops, restaurants, and bars in downtown Redondo Beach, you can check out those found at the pier or at the marina. Other attractions in Redondo Beach include the city’s parks and its Historical Museum.

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