A best-kept secret among Southern California’s beaches, Redondo Beach is home to countless things to do. Less crowded than the shores between Malibu and Santa Monica, Redondo is known for its U-shaped pier, which features restaurants and fast-food shacks, along with souvenir shops and no shortage of locals dipping fishing lines into the Pacific Ocean. This is where you’ll find every sort of watersport under the California sun, from fishing and yacht cruises to whale watching, surfing, kite surfing, body surfing, ocean kayaking and swimming. If you don’t have equipment, you’ll find everything you need at one of the beachfront outfitters. On land, the flat, meandering, 27-mile path along the ocean is a biker’s dream — enjoy a short ride to explore the town or take the 20-mile trek up to Santa Monica.
Further inland, you will find Riviera Village, a charming, six-block district, featuring over 300 eclectic shops and restaurants. Known as the “Gem of Redondo Beach,” it is the go-to destination for great, top-of-the-line fashions and funky gifts. If you happen to be visiting between March and June, don’t miss the Grunion Run, the mating spectacle of small, silvery fish that spawn en masse on Redondo’s beaches at high tide shortly after a full moon. When it comes to anything you’d like to see or experience during your stay at the Redondo Pier Inn, please stop by the front desk for recommendations and assistance.Below, you’ll find the most popular attractions and things to do just minutes from the hotel.