The Pier, King Harbor Marina, Sunsets And The Fire Chief Strong Cocktail
The biggest of the three Los Angeles South Bay Beach Cities, Redondo is distinctive from Hermosa and Manhattan beaches because it has a harbor and a large horseshoe-shaped pier. So there’s more of a variety of photos to be taken here than in the other towns.
PubClub.com has picked out our Top 10 most Instagrammable places in Redondo Beach.
1.) The Beach & Pacific Ocean
This seems a natural being this is a beach town. Its beach runs from the south end of the pier to Palos Verdes. Actually, it stops just short of PV as that’s Torrance Beach, or Rat Beach at long-time locals call it.
2.) King Harbor Marina
Sailboats rule the waters here, and they present good photo opportunities both on the water and tied up at the dock, as do slow-moving paddleboarders (you can rent paddleboards in the area). The marina also has seawalls facing the harbor and channel that provide for more social media posts.
3.) Surf’s Up
The Beach Boys – who served as busboys at Old Tony’s (keep reading) sang about Redondo Beach in “Surfin’ USA.” The best place to catch surfers by the seawall on the Hermosa Beach border in front of the Chart House, tho you can always spot a few in the water along the bike path and Esplanade in south Redondo.
4.) The Bike Path
In Hermosa and Manhattan, this is called The Strand. In Redondo, the path goes through and under the pier and then along the sand. It’s unique to be able to ride a bike along the beach and there are several selfie shots to post to your Instagram account.
5.) The Esplanade
Above the bike path is a second bike path and street that provides sweeping views of the Redondo coastline, Palos Verdes and out to Catalina Island. It’s the most scenic part of the annual Super Bowl 10K run, one of the largest 10Ks on the West Coast. It’s held every Super Bowl Sunday.
6.) The Crow’s Nest Bar (Upstairs at Old Tony’s)
You can’t go to Redondo Beach without having a Fire Chief at Old Tony’s, especially at sunset. This potent cocktail will have you snapping photos at a rapid pace as the sun sets into the Pacifid and the waves roll under your feet onto the small beach.
8.) Redondo Beach Pier
The old pier itself is nothing worth snapping but the views from it are, for the photos of the Pacific Ocean, the channel, seawall and boats make for many memorable posts.
9.) The Body Glove Founders Statue
Body Glove, the wetsuit and surfers’ apparel company, is headquartered in Redondo Beach and this statue of founders Bill and Bob Meistrell is at the entrance to Seaside Lagoon on Portofino Way.
10.) Riviera Village
At the southern end of the Esplanade is a European-style village with restaurants, shops and other businesses that adds more Instagram-worthy photo places.