81 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, USA
You need to be heading south here on Hermosa Avenue but let me tell you about the Hermosa Beach Pier as you drive. The original pier was made completely out of wood and was only about 500 feet long. That was back in 1904. In 1913 Mother Nature decided to partly wash the wooden bridge away. Damaged piers over the ocean are never a great idea, so the original was torn down. The one that is here now is a fancy concrete pier paved with asphalt shingles. Oh, and this new one is 1,000 feet long. But wait, there’s more. Eventually a bait stand was built at the end of the pier, and then an auditorium, pavilions and public restrooms. Hermosa Beach Pier might be one of the most popular beach piers in the area. It’s a fantastic place to take a stroll, enjoy the ocean breeze, and experience a breathtaking sunset.
853 Hopkins Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
We will now enter the “marina” section of our tour. Let’s start with King Harbor Marina. This 36 acres of land and water include 825 boat slips, a 49 unit apartment building, office buildings and boater facilities. Of course there’s also the Redondo Beach Yacht Club, the King Harbor Yacht club and the famous Bluewater Grill. Next is the Port Royal Marina with private bathrooms and showers, controlled access, a full service launch ramp and a large BBQ area for entertaining and social events.
665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
Please turn left on Marina and right on North Harbor as we drive toward Redondo Beach Marina It’s the final one on our list and it starts at the corner of Portofino Way and North Harbor Drive. We will be turning left there so we can get to the Redondo Beach Pier, but first, a few things about the Redondo Beach Marina. I’m going to list some activities available at the Redondo Beach Marina. Raise your hand if any of these interest you. But be careful to keep your other hand on the wheel. Sport fishing, boat rides, whale watching, twilight fishing, kayak and pedal boat rentals, sailing,spectacular sunsets, exciting entertainment, and delectable dinners. Both hands back on the wheel now. If any of those interest you, the Redondo Beach Marina is the place to be. Ready to head to the Redondo Beach Pier? Off of Catalina Avenue, please turn right on Coral Way.
131 W Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
In case that huge “The Pier” sign isn’t a dead giveaway - you are now heading toward Redondo Beach Pier. Feel free to drive around and see what there is. Just come back out the way you came in and turn right on South Catalina Avenue when you are done. So, what can I tell you about the Redondo Beach Pier? Well, it is the largest “endless” pier on the California Coast. “Endless” meaning you can just walk around and around in circles. It isn’t an out-and-back pier. Restaurants on the Pier? Ok, Tony’s has been here since 1952 and El Torito opened its doors in 1972. You can also find seafood, fast food, a crab house, a bakery, bars with amazing happy hours and much, much more. You are gonna need to come back and check it out. There are plenty of souvenir shops as well, plus multiple live performance venues. Check out the Redondo Beach pier calendar by going to www.redondopier.com/events. You will find many free events such as a summer concert series, a classic car show, monthly yoga meet-ups and one of Southern California’s longest-running kite festivals! Like I said before, you are gonna need to come back and check it out. I’ll meet back up with you when you head south on Catalina Avenue.
Catalina Ave & Torrance Blvd (Southbound), Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
You are currently driving past Veterans park, on your right. It’s six acres of grass, trees, and playground equipment. The Veterans Park Community Center is there too - in a building that was constructed in 1930 and is currently registered with the National Register of Historic Places. Looking for a great Farmer’s Market? The Redondo Beach Certified Farmers Market is open every Thursday here from 8am until 1pm. Let’s keep driving south so I can show you the gorgeous area of the Hollywood Riviera. Follow your navigation to Knob Hill and then turn right. Your next left from there will take you down Esplanade, which is arguably one of the most beautiful drives along the California Coast.
1000 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
We will soon be coming to the Hollywood Riviera area. Can you imagine yourself living in one of the amazing homes we are driving past? Rich can help you out there! We are nearing the very southernmost part of Redondo Beach. Here you can find ocean front homes, beach-close homes and condos. Give Rich a call to ask about specific homes in the area - or in any of the areas I have been showing you!
Avenue I / Elena Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
Now this area I’m taking you through is Riviera Village and it is special. In just a six block radius you can find unique clothing and gift shops, and cafes and restaurants to explore. Let the world slow down as you take a relaxing walk around the tree-lined streets. Shop, eat, and relax
271 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
I almost forgot! Every Sunday between 9 and 2 there’s also a Farmer’s Market here in Riviera Village that you won’t want to miss. Ok, next we are going to turn left on South Catalina Avenue
1713 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
More fun shops and restaurants along this stretch of Riviera Village. Please turn right on Catalina and then left on Esplanade.
1801 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, USA
How about we finish up this tour on the beach? I knew you’d like that. Please turn right on Paseo De La Playa and pick a parking lot. There’s one on your right just after you turn. You may as well park and get out and enjoy some sunshine. And, that’s that. I hope you enjoyed seeing some sites here as much as I enjoyed showing you around. Thanks for joining me today on this tour of beautiful Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, California. Have a great day!