You are at the Pacific Ocean in sunny Southern California and sitting in the water, just feet away from you are hundreds of boats. All sizes and all shapes reside in many of the marinas that call Redondo Beach, home port. One of the largest in Redondo is the Redondo Beach Marina with everything from fishing trips to eating fish at a restaurant, this is one marina not to miss. Part of the total Redondo Beach Marinas includes the private Port Royal Marina and the Portofino Marina part of The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club that started it all with building this man made peninsula and calling the hotel the Portofino Inn. Nearby is another marina in Redondo Beach, connected by the waterway and the breakwater is the King Harbor Marina.
Only a few blocks separates the marina area from the Redondo Beach Pier where you can fish from the pier without a fishing license. The Pier area also has the International Boardwalk with many shops and restaurants for you to enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk. A short drive south of the pier will bring you to the Riviera Village or just the Village which is like a different city all by itself. Contained in about six blocks of Redondo Beach is just about everything you need to have a pleasant day or a couple of days at the beach.
On summer nights the Redondo Beach Yacht club has sailing races. The VT Team put a group together and went for it. The competition was healthy and vibrant. Beer and Burgers after the race made the day. If you like to sail, this is a nice little yacht club without too much fanfare or frills. The kind of place were people are more interested in having fun than their "status" as a member.
BTW the Angel City Ale goes down smooth.
This weekend and next - to Sept 23, 2007 - you'll find the Lobster festival in full claw at Redondo Beach. Check for local happenings in the beach publications. The pier walkways were covered with chalk drawings lately during the Chalk Art Festival.
Early bird gets the prime spot (if not the fish) here on the pier. Locals crowd the pier, especially on weekends where they will fish all day. Nope, you wouldn't eat any fish you catch here - strictly recreational fishing.
It is a pleasure just walking along the streets - houses, apartments, shops and restaurants all have their very own aesthetic appeal - from the older 30's and 40's designs to the more modern. You'll see them all here and all just maintained in picture perfect condition.
Just stroll inland from the southern end of Redondo Beach and you'll be in charming Riviera Village. A quaint collection of shops and many delightful outdoor cafes will welcome you here. A much less glitzy and touristy atmosphere than you will find at the Redondo Beach pier. Well worth a visit.
Gather the whole family at the Fishermann's Wharf in Redondo Beach. Whenever I have come here I went with a combination of my folks and brethen, especially for buying and grubbing on local crab, lobster, shrimp and fish n chips.
There is a feeling of home at this part of the Redondo beach pier. If only I could have my backyard be a ocean with a big, charming patio! The surroundings here aren't fancy, as say, Laguna Beach or Santa Monica. Yet , they are delightful enough to keep revisiting over the years.
These are the two major RB markets/restaurants :
Quality Seafood 130 South International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
Pacific Fish Center & Restaurant 131 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
Here's a fun place that I have been to since childhood. Arcade games, especially those classic ones of the 80s are here, along with some modern interactive ones. What I love here the most though is skeeball!!!
Welcome to Redondo Beach - entrance from Pacific Coast Highway leading down to the Redondo Beach Marina, King Harbor and Restaurant Row.
If you don't really care much for sand in your crotch, you can always just watch the ocean, surfers, sunbathers and seagulls from up above the beach on one of the many benches you'll find.
Concerts, Volley ball tournaments, surfing competitions, kite flying, or sunbathing are just some of the activities on the local beaches. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
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