Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is a friendly town in the South Bay of Los Angeles. If you're looking for the "typical" Southern California beach town experience, you'll enjoy the laid back attitude, athleticism, and festive nightlife of the Beach Cities: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach. Each provides a unique cultural experience, but they're connected by the strand paved path that runs along the beach.

By day, locals can be found playing volleyball on the beach, running/cycling/rollerblading along the Strand, or congregating around the Pier Avenue shopping area. By night, the bars and restaurants along Pier Avenue become crowded with young people, while the patios and decks of the tightly packed residences buzz with the chatter and bustle of private parties.

Get in

From downtown or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) take terminal shuttle or Green line to LAX/Green Line Station. Then take Beach Cities Transit (BCT) 109.

The Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) is the main north-south route through Hermosa Beach.

Get around

On foot, bicycle, car, bus, or ferry. Use beach cities transit.


The main thing to see in Hermosa Beach is the beach itself along with the bicycle and pedestrian walkway called The Strand. The sand and sun, combined with the tanned, fit beachgoers strolling down The Strand exemplify the stereotype of California beach culture.

Hermosa Beach Pier. This pier has a statue dedicated to a pioneer in surfing.

On a summer weekend, go to the Strand at the Hermosa Beach Pier, and see how many wheeled devices will pass you in 10 minutes. Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, scooters, roller blades, etc.

Hermosa Beach is the home of the AVP Beach Volleyball Hermosa Beach Open for the last 25 years. Since 1983, the Hermosa Beach Open has been one of the signature events on the AVP Tour that fans and players look forward to each year.






Go next

Routes through Hermosa Beach

Santa Monica Manhattan Beach  N  S  Redondo Beach Long Beach

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