Redondo Beach is a full-service city with its own police, fire and public works departments. There’s plenty to see and do with two public libraries, a performing arts center, fifteen parks, thirteen parkettes and a large recreational and commercial harbor including King Harbor, a 1,500-slip private craft port. In addition, the Redondo Beach Pier, Seaside Lagoon, and Redondo’s long sandy beach are popular with a variety of sports enthusiasts.
Although a vibrant community in its own right, much of the Redondo Beach lifestyle is a blend of the neighborhoods, activities and people of the three Beach Cities of Southern California’s South Bay. Like its sister cities of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, Redondo’s key lifestyle draw is the vast beach that links these three cities.
A wide sand beach starts below the bluffs of Palos Verdes in the south (Right After Torrance Beach) and carries north to the Redondo Pier. A paved bike and pedestrian path runs from Torrance through South Redondo, north to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and eventually all the way to Santa Monica. A typical day on this path will see thousands of people on foot, bicycle, skateboard, roller-blade, wheelchair and stroller enjoying the sun and surf.
Surfing is a key element of the South Bay lifestyle year-round. Powerful winter storms in the Pacific Ocean can turn typically placid and rolling South Bay waves into large and occasionally dangerous monsters, a natural draw for the local surfing population. The wide and flat sand beaches also provide the perfect venue for beach volleyball. Permanent poles and nets are placed and maintained by the city year-round.
Points of Interest
View our South Bay Events Calendar for upcoming activities around town!
Directory of Redondo Beach utilities and public services.