Family-Friendly Beach Havens

The South Bay offers some of the best-rated beaches in Los Angeles County. Each has its own vibe, and all are worth a visit.

Manhattan Beach has a gorgeous pier and fantastic restaurants and shops. Grab breakfast at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House and be sure to stop by The Strand for panoramic views of the pier and ocean. Get your shopping fix at The Point, with plenty of casual and upscale options.

Head over to Hermosa Beach to watch the volleyball players – ranging from amateurs to professionals. Grab lunch at Good Stuff where you’ll find tourists, surfers, and bikers refueling before they hit the beach.

Redondo Beach Pier is the best place for the freshest catch and people watching. During the summer months, check out Seaside Lagoon, a large saltwater lagoon equipped with lifeguards and perfect for kids. End your day with a walk along the esplanade to catch a beautiful sunset with the Palos Verdes hills as the backdrop.

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