Welcome to South Redondo Beach
A warm and welcoming beach community bursting with activity
Known to locals as the “Hollywood Riviera” and earning its name for its similarities to the French Riviera, South Redondo Beach is a peaceful, quiet neighborhood situated at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Its history dates back to the late 1700s, when it was designated part of a large land grant to the Dominguez family. A little more than 100 years later, in 1890, the Hotel Redondo opened its doors and cemented the area as a tourist destination. Today, South Redondo Beach still attracts tourists from far and wide to its highly walkable streets filled with friendly, laid-back locals.
What to Love
- Proximity to Redondo Pier or RAT beach
- Riviera Village with restaurants and trendy boutiques
- Easy coastal access with some of the best views in all of the South Bay
- Family-friendly with a strong sense of community
- “The Strand” with miles-long ocean and beachfront bike path
- Award-winning schools
South Redondo Beach is a diverse, welcoming community with open and easy-going locals. You won’t have to travel far to find things to do, places to shop, or somewhere to grab a bite to eat, either. Outdoor activities are popular here, given the very mild Mediterranean climate and an average of 280 sunny days per year. The neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly, with shopping, dining, and grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods nearby.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you love a good meal, you’ll be pleased to know that South Redondo Beach is home to more than its fair share of dining opportunities, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Many of the area’s restaurants feature waterfront dining and fresh menus using local ingredients. One such place for waterfront dining with incredible sunsets and views of the Pacific Ocean is Tony's on the Pier. This classic South Redondo Beach establishment, affectionately known as “Old Tony’s”, has been serving up some of the best seafood in the South Bay since 1952.
When you’re in the mood to do a little shopping, look no further than Riviera Village. Here you can browse the Farmers Market located on South Elena Avenue. If you’re in the market for new home furnishings or coastal-inspired decor, check out Fringe, situated on South Catalina Avenue.
Things to Do
South Redondo Beach has so many fun things to do that you’ll be hard-pressed to decide what you want to get into. You'll never be bored here from beaches, bars and pubs, restaurants and shopping. One way to pass the time is at the Redondo Pier. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, Redondo Pier is a pillar of this community and is a fantastic way to spend the day with family, friends, or simply by yourself.
If you enjoy festivals, South Redondo Beach has those, too. The wildly popular BeachLife Festival, featuring top music acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, and more, draws huge crowds from all over. For a more family-friendly outing, take the kids and go camping at Hopkins Wilderness Park, an 11-acre nature park with a forest, streams, ponds, and meadows. Camping here is by reservation only, or you can bring a picnic and enjoy the park's trails and grassy areas for the day.
One of the biggest perks about living in the South Redondo Beach area is its schools. Several top-performing schools of note are a huge draw for families with school-age children — a few include: