Located directly next to the Redondo Pier where Torrance Boulevard meets the ocean, this stretch of sand faces west with spectacular views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As a result of its urban location and poor surf, Redondo State Beach is primarily a family-oriented sunbathing and swimming beach that can be particularly busy on summer weekends.
Besides a lifeguard present during daylight hours, Redondo State Beach also has several swings, volleyball courts, bike paths, and walking paths. One of the walking paths is also equipped with lights for a pleasant evening stroll.The beach is also very popular spot for sport fishing with a tackle shop located on the beach as well. There are also showers and restrooms.
After a long day at the beach, visitors can also visit the Redondo Beach Pier open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pier features free public fishing daily and free concerts on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Plenty of restaurants, gift shops, jazz and blues clubs, dance clubs, and boutiques are scattered throughout the pier as well.
The easiest spot to find parking is in the big, multi-story structure at the pier. There are also several limited metered parking spots at Veterans Park off Catalina Avenue above the beach. However, persistence may be rewarded if one cares to find several of the hidden free parking spots along the street.
- 400 Torrance Boulevard Redondo Beach, CA
- Redondo Beach: www.watchthewater.org
- LA County Department of Public Health, Water Quality: www.lapublichealth.org
- LA County of Beaches & Harbors: www.beaches.co.la.ca.us
- A Wheelchair Riders Guide to LA Beaches: www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov