Redondo Beach California
The famous horseshoe-shaped pier
Dolphins swimming near the shore
Strolling along the International Boardwalk at the King Harbor Marina
Waves crashing into the breakwater off The Pier
Enjoying a day of shopping at Riviera Village
Kayaking fun in the Pacific Ocean
Whale-watching cruise aboard the Voyager
View of the Palos Verdes Peninsula coastline
The quintessential laid-back beach town
This laid-back, beautiful beach city is just 11 kilometers south of Los Angeles International Airport, 29 kilometers from downtown Los Angeles and easily accessible to major freeways, recreation and Southern California attractions. You’ll also find plenty of fantastic hotels and restaurants at every price level.
Eclectic Shopping Excursions
Redondo Beach is home to some of the best shopping in Los Angeles' South Bay area. South Bay Galleria offers more than 135 stores and restaurants to enjoy, while the Riviera Village – nestled next to beautiful beach coves – is a charming collection of more than 300 eclectic shops, restaurants and services. South Bay Marketplace is a winning mix of fashion and dining in an open-air setting. As you cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, you’ll find a nearly five-kilometer corridor of antique stores and boutique shops.
Dining for all Tastes
Travelers and locals alike can enjoy spectacular oceanfront dining and explore international flavors throughout the city. The Redondo Beach Pier is a South Bay landmark offering oceanfront dining, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy a romantic dinner followed by a scenic stroll along The Pier with breathtaking panoramic ocean views and live music almost any night of the week.
Play and Explore
What kind of adventure are you in the mood for? Whether you’re kayaking along the coast, taking a gondola ride, getting close to marine life at SeaLAB on Harbor Drive, watching a musical at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, visiting the Wyland Whaling Wall or riding a Segway through the city, Redondo Beach has plenty of playtime activities to fill your vacation.
Enjoy the thrill of whale watching from November through April, when magnificent gray whales migrate to Baja, Mexico. The whales can often be seen from shore or from the Voyager vessel, which offers whale-watching, harbor and nature cruises. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, pedal-boating and sailing are other pastimes you’ll find in Redondo Beach.
Surfing was introduced to the mainland of the USA in Redondo Beach in 1907 by Hawaiian surfer George Freeth.