Redondo Beach Activities

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Nearby Activities and Events

Free Concerts on the Pier

Thursdays and Saturdays
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
July and August
Blues, country, salsa, swing, jazz, Hawaiian, rock.
Sponsored by the Redondo Beach Pier Association

King Harbor Sea Fair

May TBA, 2017, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
King Harbor Yacht Club, 280 Yacht Club Way
Outrigger canoe and sailboat rides, Coast guard demonstrations.
Food, live music, kids crafts and activities.
Sea Fair

Redondo Beach Triathlon

June 11, 2017, 7:30 AM
Veterans Park
½-mile swim, 6-mile bike, 2-mile run or
Quarter mile swim, 3-mile bike, and 1-mile run
Redondo Beach Triathlon

Yoga on the Pier

Every 3rd Satuday in 2017 at noon
Free yoga class
Yoga on the Pier

Chalk Art Festival

September TBA, 2017
Redondo Beach Pier
Help turn the pier into a colorful display of chalk art. Free family event open to all.
Chalk Art Festival

SEA Lab

1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA
Hands-on science center, learn about marine life and our oceans
Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Help feed the fish on Saturdays at noon (fee)
SEA Lab


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Redondo Beach Pier

The Redondo Beach Pier has begun major renovations, with an eye toward bringing back the ambiance and appearance of a classic ocean pier. The entire process will take several years, but in the meantime the pier is open 24 hours a day and continues to be as much fun as ever. Visitors to the pier will enjoy a variety of shops, 19 restaurants, bars with live music, and a busy schedule of events.

Caution: Check with rangers or lifeguards that conditions are safe for your planned activities.

What's Happening on the Pier?

Fishing

Fishing takes place on the 300-foot extension of the pier on its south side. Known as Fisherman's Wharf or Monstad Pier, it is very popular with local anglers and often is crowded. Other parts of the main horseshoe shaped pier, known as the Municipal Pier, are also designated for fishing. Check the signs.

Fishing here is good for larger game fish such as halibut, bonito, yellowtail, and mackerel. Anglers also land a fair number of guitarfish, rays, and sharks. Bait cutting platforms are found a regular intervals. Fish cleaning stations are available, as well as restrooms, benches and lights for night fishing. A bait and tackle shop is located on the pier. The pier is open 24 hours a day.

Redondo Beach,  CA

Restaurants on the Pier

  • Charlie's Place, outdoor seating for fast food.
  • El Cinco de Mayo, Mexican cuisine, great for take-out.
  • El Torito, Mexican cuisine.
  • Kilkenny's, Irish pub
  • Kincaid's Bayhouse, classic American grill - eat indoors or out, enjoy steak, fish, and more.
  • Oriental Breeze, Japanese cuisine, sushi.
  • Pacific Fish Center, seafood.
  • Pier Bakery, churros, cotton candy
  • Pier Express, snacks, drinks, ice cream
  • Pier Ice Cream
  • Pier Seafood
  • Portside Cafe, Outdoor seating - seafood, Mexican, and more
  • Redondo Beach Crab House, shellfish specialty
  • Redondo Coffee Shop, open from breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Tony's, bar and restaurant, opened in 1952
  • Zeppy's Pizza, slice or whole pie

Shops and Services on the Pier

  • God's Awesome Blossoms, gifts, fresh flowers
  • Kobe Pearl, jewelry
  • Mermaid's Dowry Redondo Gifts, souvenirs, gifts
  • Mie Pearl, jewelry
  • Redondo Sportswear, clothing, gifts
  • Shark Attack, gifts, toys, souvenirs
  • Slightly Different, dolls, gifts
  • Sunshine Kite Factory
  • Tony's Hats 'n Things, beach clothing, sunglasses, and hats
  • USA Sports five, sports clothing, hats


Surfing Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach's surfing tradition reaches back to the early 20th century when George Freeth arrived from Hawaii and introduced the sport to the West Coast. Spectators gathered on Redondo Beach to watch Freeth's amazing feats on his 8-foot surfboard.

Today Redondo's surfers seek out the waves south of the pier at spots such as Topaz Street, an exposed beach and jetty break. and short distance farther south at Knob Hill Avenue. Another favorite spot is a short distance to the north at Herondo Street.

Surfing Lessons and Camps

Perfect Day Surf Camp
Surf Camp, Beach Summer Camp, and Toddler Beach Camp for ages 3 to 17 at Redondo Beach. Surfing mixed with boogie boards, volleyball, and beach activities. Half day morning or afternoon sessions. Group and private surf and stand-up paddleboard lessons.

Pacific Coast Surf Company, LLC
Private or small group 90-minute lessons, schedule at your convenience, available 7 days a week.

Surf Shops

Surf N' Dive Shop, 504 N. Broadway, Redondo Beach. rentals - surfboards, wetsuits, boogie boards, diving gear. Sales- wetsuits, rashguards, clothing, wakeboards, and more.

Soul Performance, 2215½ Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach. Surfboard, kiteboards, skateboards sales.

Volleyball

Volleyball courts are found at intervals along Redondo Beach, especially from Topaz Street to Knob Hill Avenue, at Avenues A & B (slightly south of Knob Hill), and at Avenues G & H (at the southern end of Redondo Beach).

Beach Volleyball Camps

Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos' Beach Volleyball Camps offer a summer beach volleyball camp at Redondo Beach. Participants can join for one day, 5 days, 10 days, 20 days, or the entire summer. They also offer a Sand & Sea Beach Camp. Check their website for current dates and prices. They meet on the beach between avenues F and G.
Beach Volleyball Camps

Festival of the Kite

Redondo Beach's annual Festival of the Kite is usually held on a Sunday in early March. Hundreds of kites flutter aloft above the sand, dipping and shaking, straining against their taut strings. Kites of every color and shape mingle in the sky - box kites, stunt kites, dragon kites, animal shapes.

The festival has been going on for nearly 40 years. Prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, the highest flying kite, and the best ground display. There are also awards for the youngest flyer and the youngest-at-heart flyer. Some kites have climbed about 750 feet into the air.

Along with the kites are a yo-yo competition, a drum circle, a martial arts demonstration, and a hot-dog-on-a-stick eating contest. The festival runs from noon to 5:00 PM.

Redondo Sport Fishing Pier

The 250-foot Redondo Sportfishing Pier is immediately south of Seaside Lagoon in King Harbor. Redondo Beach Sportfishing is located there. They offer half-day and three-quarter-day fishing charters aboard their two vessels Redondo Special and Indian. Whale watchers set out in the winter months aboard the 65-foot Voyager.

The newly remodeled Landing Office sells fishing licenses and snacks; they rent and sell fishing tackle..

Polly's on the Pier

Polly's is well known for serving up good food on the Sport Fisherman's Pier. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Waterfront views make it a great place to enjoy a meal. They offer everything from omelets and huevos rancheros to country-fried steak and seafood platters.

Up on the Boardwalk

The Redondo Beach International Boardwalk leads from the northern terminus of the pier around Redondo Beach Marina. Along its course are a number of colorful shops and venues.

Redondo Fun Factory

The huge Redondo Fun Factory is filled with over 300 arcade games, various amusements, kiddie rides, and even a Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. They open on non-school days at 10:00 AM. Closing time is 10:00 PM, except on Saturday when they stay open until midnight. On school days they open at 2:00 PM. During the winter they are closed on Tuesdays.

Boardwalk Restaurants and Snacks

  • Boardwalk Candy, candy, sodas, snacks, gifts
  • El Baja Chef
  • El Cinco de Mayo, Mexican cuisine, great for take-out.
  • El Torito, Mexican cuisine.
  • Fun Fish Market & Restaurant, casual picnic table dining, lobster, crab, seafood
  • Gambrinus, dine with harbor view, specialize in Russian and Eastern European cuisine
  • KEGS, beer, flat screen TVs, burgers
  • Kona Koffee, coffee and snacks
  • Naja's Place, craft beers, TVs, burgers, live music
  • Quality Seafood, snack bar, beer & wine, crab pit, fish

Boardwalk Shops

  • Betty's Boutique, souvenirs, beach clothing
  • Buccaneer's, nautical items
  • Dock 123 Gifts
  • Redondo Smoke Shop
  • T's Toe Rings

King Harbor

King Harbor is a small craft harbor with almost 1,400 slips. The harbor is subdivided into four marinas: King Harbor Marina, Port Royal Marina, Portofino Hotel & Marina, and Redondo Beach Marina.

Gondola Amore

Take a romantic harbor cruise courtesy of Gondola Amore. Located at the Redondo Beach Marina, Gondola Amore offers moonlight rides and sunset dinner specials aboard an authentic Venetian gondola.

Ocean Racer

The 70-foot Ocean Racer is the West Coast's largest speedboat. Take an exhilarating, high-speed ride on the open ocean. Departs hourly on weekends and holidays from noon to sunset. Located at the Redondo Beach Marina.

Boat Rentals: Pedal Boats, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards

At Redondo Beach Marina next to the Boardwalk look for Pedal Boat, Kayak, and Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals. They have wide, stable SUPs, tandem and single kayaks, and relaxing pedal boats that seat from 2 to 5 people. Guided beginner SUP tours available. Summer hours are 9:00 AM to sunset.

Glass Bottom Boat

The Glass Bottom Boat is a 19 passenger semi-submersible underwater boat. Underwater picture windows offer amazing views of harbor fish from rays and Opal Eyes to bass and smelt. Summer hours 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. (310) 909-3179

Glass bottom boat rides at Redondo Beach,  CA


Rocky Point: Boat Rentals, Charters, Fishing

Rocky Point offers stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals, boat charters for kayaking, sight seeing, whale watching, scuba diving, fishing, and more. They are located at King Harbor on the grounds of the Portofino Hotel. Closing times vary slightly, but they are usually open by 7:00 AM every day (closed Wednesdays in off-season).



Seaside Lagoon

Along the shore of King Harbor near the Sportfishing Pier, The popular Seaside Lagoon is located along the shore of King Harbor near the Sportfishing Pier.

The area features a protected saltwater lagoon for swimming, water slides, sunbathing, and volleyball. Lifeguards are on duty. Children's play equipment is available there along with a snack bar, restrooms, showers, party facilities, and a grassy area. The lagoon is usually open from late May to early September.

Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM daily
Parking: Cash only, $2 per hour with a maximum of $6 (with validation) at the King Harbor parking lot off N. Harbor Drive
Rates: Adults $7, children 2-17 $6, under 2 free
Seaside Lagoon

Seaside Lagoon at Redondo Beach,  CA

About the Water for the Lagoon

The water for the lagoon is piped in from outside the breakwater to the nearby steam generating plant where it is used to cool the turbines. Then it flows through underground pipes to the lagoon where chlorine is added to make it safe for swimming. After the water leaves the lagoon it is de-chlorinated and sent back to the harbor. About 200,000 gallons of water are circulating through the lagoon every hour.








Ocean Safety

California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety

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