Hermosa City Beach occupies the entire waterfront in the city of Hermosa Beach in LA County. It starts at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach and continues north for nearly two miles to 1st Street, the dividing line with Manhattan Beach. Hermosa Beach is centered on the Hermosa Pier where the highest density of visitors are. In this area and all along this wide beach are many volleyball courts. The Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail is at the back of Hermosa Beach and connects to Santa Monica and Torrance, a total of 22 miles end to end. Walking the pier and fishing are popular too. Surfers enjoy the milder waves that roll in at Hermosa Beach, one of several cities that are considered the birthplace of surfing in California. Next to the pier is a palm tree lined promenade with many shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Getting here? Well Pier Avenue heads west toward the beach, then Hermosa Avenue runs north and south. Parking can be found all along Hermosa Ave and some side streets and in a parking structure just north of the pier.