Hermosa Beach Things to Do

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    Rent a bike and cruise the Strand

    by tomslyck Updated May 16, 2011

    There are several bike rental places in Hermosa Beach. My favorite is the one behind Good Stuff just north of the pier. The Strand is a combined bike path/foot path in Hermosa Beach, but splits into separate paths as they go north to Manhattan Beach. To the south, they go past the Redondo Beach pier all the way to Torrance Beach on the south end of Santa Monica Bay. I rarely go past Manhattan Beach, but if you go all the way to the oil refinery at the border with El Segundo, you'll see some really good surfing spots.

    Manhattan Beach has some crazy expensive beach homes. Redondo Beach has good beaches. Hermosa Beach has world-class volleyball. Torrance Beach has windsurfing. Bars and restaurants tend to cluster around the piers. Celebrities live in homes all along the bike path, but it's rare to see them and you won't find anyone selling "Maps to Stars Homes" like you do in Hollywood.

    The locals like to ride as slowly as possible as they cruise the strand to have the best view of all of the fun. It's kind of a rolling party.

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    Kick back, relax and love the quiet.

    by Lensmeister Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    We'd been down to Long Beach and decided to get off the Pacific Coast Highway and just take it easy. We managed to get a nice car parking space and just sat on the beach and rested. A nice way to enjoy a few hours. THe beach actually has some of the Hermosa crabs washing up regually (I may be wrong on this so correct me).

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    Go to the beach and watch the surfers

    by savvygirl Written Oct 3, 2007
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    There is no shame in not surfing while residing in a surf town....but there is shame in not at least getting down to the beach and watching these talented and risk-taking athletes carve through the waves. Surfer guys....surfer gals....surfer babies....surfer dogs...you name it...they are out there! Go be inspired or just applaud.

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    The Strand

    by malianrob Updated Mar 17, 2007
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    Theres alot of things to do in Hermosa but my favorite is to be on the Strand. I love to admire the beautiful houses, Rollerblade, Ride my bike, People watch, or Jog/walk for exercise. Theres alot of people doing exactly the same thing.

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    Join the Fiesta!

    by marinarena Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    Come to Hermosa for each Fiesta Hermosa during the Labor Day weekend. It's free, fun, and full of great eats and shopping. I've been here two straight times and love the feeling here. Thousands of people would agree with me! Expect a traffic nightmare , especially by car. Come early! Live music during the holiday celebration is usually rock and blues-inspired,volleyball tournaments and lots of beer drinking goes on. I particular love to people and doggie watch!

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  • The Pier

    by SVargas72 Written Mar 25, 2004

    Head down to the pier early, especially if you are driving. Parking spots are limited. It's best to stay in a near by hotel or rent a house close by. Enjoy the beach, the bars and the restaurants all in walking distance. There is great fishing off the pier and the volleyball is outstanding.

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    4th of July "Ironman"

    by bruingirl Written Aug 25, 2003

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    All the surfboards lined up and ready

    Okay, it's NOT what you think. The REAL Ironman is a physically challenging competition. This one is just for kicks! Every year, on the 4th of July, Ironman is put together for everyone to enjoy. About 200-300 people participate in this annual festivity. It consists of a mile run on the beach, paddling a mile, and pounding a 6-pack of beer immediately afterwards. Needless to say, don't get too close to the competitors when they're drinking because many tend to puke.

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    If you are a big player of...

    by trainshot Written Aug 26, 2002

    If you are a big player of tony's hawk game play you'll know what i am talking about. Venice beach, the famous skate park. It is located less than 45 min from the beach......Take a look!!!
    Beautiful girls, beautiful girls and friendly people!!!!!!

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