Redondo Beach Travel Guide

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Redondo Beach Highlights

  • Pro
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     "layed -back ", room to walk/blade/surf/jog/sail/etc 

  • Con
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     June can be gloomy/foggy on the coast 

  • In a nutshell
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     Great Place to Live! 

Redondo Beach Things to Do

  • Pier

    Redondo Beach has a pretty nice pier to check out. People are fishing off the pier in a designated area but I'm not sure the fish off the Los Angeles coast is all that edible. Mercury levels are known to be extremely high in these fish. Anyway, besides the fishing, there are a number of restaurants to check out and the beaches seem quite nice to...

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  • Beach

    This is one of the longest ramps I've seen along the beach area - very accessible for the handicapped. Photo 2 - I especially liked the view of the ramp with the square buildings in the background.

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  • MARINAS GALORE IN REDONDO BEACH

    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,...

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  • Redondo Beach Pier

    Redondo Beach has a pretty nice pier to check out. People are fishing off the pier in a designated area but I'm not sure the fish off the Los Angeles coast is all that edible. Mercury levels are known to be extremely high in these fish. Anyway, besides the fishing, there are a number of restaurants to check out and the beaches seem quite nice to...

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  • Sailing Race

    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...

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  • Lounge on the beach by the Pier

    This is the only time you will find serenity at Redondo Beach by the Pier - very early in the morning - with not a person nearby.

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Redondo Beach Restaurants

  • El Torito

    El Torito isnt my favorite Mexican food place but its not bad. And most gringos love this place:) On Tuesdays they have Taco Tuesdayhappy hour from 4 to 10pm. The tortillas are handmade and the carne asada is marinated so good! Their strawberry margaritas are delicious (my favorite) On Sundays they have the all you can eat brunch. Its not that...

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  • Yum Yum

    Boiling Crab by another name? It's close to it. I had the garlic dungeness crab here and it was delicious, but expensive. My husband had the shrimp pad thai and it wasn't the best we've ever had, but decent. Beers were only $3.50, which is decent for a place right on the water. Garlic Crab!

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  • Great breakfasts

    This is a little place with more seating in the back patio. It is a breakfast and lunch place for the most part but you get large portions and some surly but classic attitude from the owner/chef George. (he does not like you asking for changes to his dishes and may give you some friendly grief for it - but he will accommodate most times)The place...

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Redondo Beach Nightlife

  • Latitudes

    Ahh DJ spun R and B- techno mix all day Sundays and outdoors is my cuppa tea. I love this place. Careful with the frozen drinks- they are stronger than they appear and "the suicide" if over drank may leave you feeling better off dead the next day- well that's what I hear anyway;-) Most anything goes but the standard was beach wear. The waitresses...

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  • Beach-side cafe with live music

    Known for it's Reggae and Jazz Live musicEclectic mix of peopleSmall club with a nice 'tudeDress is casual Wear whatever you desire this is California after all- anything goes

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Redondo Beach Transportation

  • Get to Redondo attractions from LAX via...

    If you have a lengthy layover in L.A. at the airport (8hrs+), or better, have a day or two to kill and want to see and feel the charm of leser known Redondo Beach, it is possible to check her out via public trans, bus-rail. It's not too complicated to go- it's easy as 1-2-3 or Airport-Metro Rail-BCT bus.From LAX: (1) Take the FREE "G" (Green Line)...

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  • Get a Car

    Depending on what you want to do in Redondo or LA, a car might be the best choice. There is some public transportation, such as buses or the Metro. Check out the bus schedule, it may work for you as they have pretty good routes to downtown, Disney, Venice Beach, and other locations.Another option is Metro, the problem with this is that the routes...

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  • From LAX to the Hotel

    If you don't get a car at the airport, you will need to get to your hotel in Redondo somehow. The two big choices are taxi or shuttle. The shuttle was about $12 a person, while a taxi costs about $25, no matter how many people. For long trips, if I was on my own I went via shuttle (Super Shuttle), but if I had one or more other people with me we...

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Redondo Beach Shopping

  • A touch of New England on the Pacific

    Check the charming shops on the upper level North of the Redondo Beach Pier entrance - looks like a quaint little New England Village.

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  • Healthy Grocers

    One of the many great things about California is that it is so easy to find natural and ethnic food markets. One of my favorite and most reasonably priced is Trader Joe's. Worth checking out for its uniqueness. They are generally small but packed with stuff and people. So many unique items but I love the crystalized ginger snacks, the variety of...

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Redondo Beach Warnings and Dangers

  • The sun is intense

    Since California beaches stay relatively cool it is easy to think that one is not "getting much sun" From experience I will tell you to WEAR SUNSCREEN. Don't ruin a good trip with a painful burn, your tan will be plenty good with a SPF of 15 or more

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  • Tickets on the Pier

    Its important to make sure you read the signs and obey them. There is a police sustation located right on the pier and they can see just about everything.Therefore its pretty safe here but they are strict about not riding your bike in certain areas. The Strand is OK, the pier its not.My cousin came from New York a few years ago and we were riding...

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  • Watch Out for the Steep Steps!!

    OK, this is a extremely mild warning but it's important enought to say. Be careful going down and heading up the stairs at the parking lot/R Beach deck, which is a bit outdated as far as its construction.

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Redondo Beach Tourist Traps

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    by trvlnurse Written Aug 12, 2003

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    Crowed and dirty sums up the Venice Beach scene for me not the eclectic scene portrayed in travel guides. The tourist traffic getting there leaves one expecting a whole lot more than this area can deliver. The famous outdoor Gold's gym had 2 people working out and looked more like a scene from prison 101.

    Unique Suggestions: If you can avoid driving in (i.e. park in Santa Monica and bike or blade in) do so for a better experience but keep in mind the main strip with shops is too busy to blade or bike.

    Fun Alternatives: Santa Monica has the same bike trails for biking and blading, is less crowded, and just as "artsy"

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Redondo Beach What to Pack

  • Still take something warm to wear...

    like sweat shirt (as seen in the picture) or jacket when coming to the beach area here. Guys- have one for your lady while walking together along the pier. It can get cool and windy throughout the year, especially at night. This is of course true of any beach along the cold Pacific!!

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  • Easy to travel light

    Beach bag California dress is casual and since the weather is mild packing can be light. Shorts, t's, sandals, and swimwear will be your main stays. Bring a jacket for evenings, the coast can get a bit chilly. Leave your umbrellas and bug repellent at home! Toiletries And Medical Supplies- whatever you use at homeBring sun screen the rays are...

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Redondo Beach Off The Beaten Path

  • Greek Festival

    I've been to quite a few festivals and some are good and some are bad. This one had a great Greek food selection! It wasn't cheap because the festival was a fundraiser for the Greek Orthodox Church. Entertainment was provided and even a cooking class. If you look online at the website, you could print a free entrance ticket. Keep your eye out for...

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  • Ice Skate next to the Pacific Ocean this...

    My jaw dropped when I heard about this. There is a man made lagoon at Redondo Beach called the Seaside Lagoon for kids to play in during the summer. This winter they converted it into an ice rink! No, they didn¡¦t freeze over ocean water (that¡¦s what I thought at first ƒº ) Its super cool and goofy fun. It¡¦s not a very big rink but big enough to...

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  • Catalina Island

    By a one hour boat ride or 20 minutes by helicopter you arrive at Catalina Island. Chill, sight see, hike, play golf, or engage in water sport activities.

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Redondo Beach Sports & Outdoors

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    by trvlnurse Written Aug 7, 2003

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    This one is on my "To Do list" and I cannot hardly wait

    Equipment: Sailboats range in size from 20 to 51 ft. in length. Smaller sailboats are also available for hourly rentals at low rates. Marina Sailing also has a few power boats, ideal for fishing or for a quick trip to the islands. Each ocean craft is impeccably maintained and fully equipped for cruising. You may select from a variety of popular late-model boats with marine barbecues, fully equipped galleys, inflatable dinghies, wheel steering, stereos, hot showers, furling genoas, inboard diesels, and a complete array of marine electronics

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Redondo Beach Favorites

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    by trvlnurse Written Aug 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This area is fantastic. Explore Palos Verdes to Santa Barbara for a mix of amazing coastline and "happening beaches"

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Dining by the sea!
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Great food and view
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Breakfast and other Good Stuff!
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FANTASTIC SEAFOOD MENU WITH A VIEW OF THE BAY
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Seafood in a crazy atmosphere
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Buffet Dining
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Great Mexican food, Great prices
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You must eat here
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See Food, Pick Food, Eat Food
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The Los Angeles Mexican food standard
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Festivals at Redondo Beach
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TONY'S - Old Tony's or New Tony's
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Do as the locals do - go fishing
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Redondo Beach Pier
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Redondo Beach Arch
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Most accessible beach for handicapped visitors
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Just hang out with the seagulls
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Enjoy the architecture
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Stroll Riviera Village
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Baja Mexican Syle
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Great Breakfast!
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Tonys fish market, not a fish market
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Steak and seafood
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Mexican food Buffet
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Great Mexican-Fusion, Dozens of Tequilas
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Great Mexican Seafood
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Good Mexican food
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Buy Fish at Beach Seafood Central in So Cal
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Go to an "Old School" arcade off the beach
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Good little sushi place
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The Beach
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Great "California Style" Mexican Cantina
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Cheesecake Factory
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The Beaches of South Bay
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The Glass Church
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PCH
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California bike trails
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Excellent food and a view worth digesting
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Catalina Coffee Company
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