Welcome to Redondo Beach
A vibrant seaside town in the heart of Santa Monica Bay.
Redondo Beach is a crown jewel of California and one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. You will find the prototypical beach experience in South Redondo Beach, which includes the Redondo Pier, a lovely place for a sunset walk. In the winter, powerful waves make for excellent surfing conditions in the region known as the birthplace of California surfing. Meanwhile, North Redondo Beach sits west of Manhattan Beach, a few blocks from the shore. The two Redondos contain many venues for luxury shopping, seaside dining, and community events (not to mention a Mediterranean climate). Redondo Beach is ideal for anyone who loves beachside relaxation.
What to Love
- Beautiful and lively beaches
- Pleasant Mediterranean climate
- Historic Redondo Beach Pier
- A growing community of water sports enthusiasts
- Acclaimed school system
- Hollywood Riviera neighborhood
Redondo Beach is home to a population of over 65,000 — a growing and eclectic community whose lifestyle is about relaxation and beach fun. Downtown Redondo Beach (located just inland on scenic Highway 1) offers entertainment options for the whole family. The city has a family-friendly culture, and children enjoy access to the city’s excellent school system.
Redondo Pier is near the geographical center of Redondo Beach and is the epicenter of the city’s dining, shopping, events calendar, and many social gatherings. The Pier is the busiest place on the beach; thousands of people gather here daily to enjoy family fun, outdoor activities, and relax on the beach’s shores.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you want to keep up with the latest trends, update your wardrobe with the season’s hottest pieces, or have a shopping getaway, South Bay Galleria is the place for you. This mall is the ultimate go-to shopping venue in Redondo Beach; here, you can find everything you need, from clothing boutiques to gift shops and restaurants. South Bay Galleria is located in North Redondo Beach; its counterpart in South Redondo Beach is called Riviera Village, which contains over 300 unique boutiques. South Bay Galleria and Riviera Village are go-to destinations for residents who want to shop.
Shoppers also get their kicks on the Redondo Pier and Boardwalk, where vendors like Chic at the Beach sell themed apparel and beach gear (remember to check out the pearl shop Mie Pearl). While there, enjoy water views from one of several oceanside restaurants — serving international cuisine plus classic specialty desserts like a churro, funnel cake, and ice cream. Tony’s on the Pier serves the most delicious seafood dishes in Santa Monica Bay. Here you can have a lovely dinner overlooking the sea while enjoying the relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Dominique’s Kitchen is what you are looking for if you want to spend an unforgettable evening and enjoy French haute cuisine dishes. This exclusive restaurant serves a wide selection of dishes that highlight the best of French cuisine and has a charming and intimate atmosphere where you can have an unforgettable time—an unmissable option for fine dining enthusiasts.
- Bicycle rentals
- Boat rides
- Gondola rides
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Whale watching
Things to Do
While at Redondo Pier, keep an eye out for the Path of History markers that shed light on the landmark’s past. The Pier was built in 1888 to facilitate the booming lumber trade from the Pacific Northwest. You can imagine the scope of the trade when taking in the pier’s 70,000 square feet of open space.
The Pier hosts regular activities (A.M. and P.M. yoga, a farmers market), seasonal events (movies on September Fridays, concerts in July and August), and yearly occasions (Kite Festival, Halloween). Adjacent to the Pier, South Redondo Beach is always full of life, energy, adrenaline, and joy. Every year, thousands of people gather at the BeachLife Festival, the largest music festival in the city, which takes place over three days on the beach’s shores.
In contrast with the excitement of Redondo Beach, you can always get away to get in touch with nature. Hopkins Wilderness Park is the perfect spot to camp under the stars and appreciate the magnificence of the park’s natural life. This park is one of the favorite activities for children because it allows them to enjoy an incredible evening outdoors under the beautiful starry night of Redondo Beach.
No description of Redondo Beach would be complete without the Portofino Hotel & Marina. A four-star hotel, Portofino is just a three-minute walk from Seaside Lagoon and seven minutes from the boardwalk and pier. Its guests love the seaside views and fresh air, so consider this hotel if you are in town scoping out Redondo Beach.