About Hermosa Beach

The beachfront city of Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles County, California, is small, friendly and has a typically Californian laid-back surfer vibe.

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About Hermosa Beach, California

Located in South Bay, Hermosa Beach is bordered by two other beachfront cities, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. The lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and chilled vibe here attracts visitors throughout the year, although you may be surprised to hear that summer isn’t always the most popular time to visit.

Whilst you’re here, stop off at the Italian gelato café on Hermosa Avenue, serving over 200 flavors of the best Italian gelato in town! This is tanned, toned California, and healthy food is most definitely on the menu – you’ll find organic, vegetarian and vegan cafes serving a range of raw and healthy options like raw hemp shakes. For people watching, head for one of the outdoor patios at restaurants on The Strand, where you can dine on fresh seafood.

What to do

The main attractions here are the beach and the pedestrian walkway known as The Strand. This is the place to soak up California’s beach culture. Rent a bike or roller blades and head up The Strand to Santa Monica, relax on the beach, enjoy a game of volleyball or rent a surfboard from the shops near Pier Avenue and catch some waves. You can even go fishing off Hermosa Beach Pier.

Shopping on Pier Avenue for casual clothes and beach gear is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, and you’ll also find some affordable cafes here for lunch.

As the sun sets, why not catch a show at the Comedy And Magic Club? Jay Leno is a regular performer on Sunday nights, and you might be lucky enough to see him in action!

Top Hermosa Beach, California travel tips

Avoid coming here in early summer when ‘June Gloom’ sees foggy days which can last well into July.

The nearest airport is Los Angeles International, just seven miles from the city center.

On Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend, Fiesta Hermosa takes place, Southern California’s largest arts and crafts far. With live music, ethnic food, a Kiddie Carnival, pony rides and over 270 stalls with handicrafts, art and jewelry, Hermosa Beach can get pretty busy!

Hermosa Beach is the ultimate laid-back California seaside vacation for families and couples, so why not search for your oceanfront home or condo just steps from the beach with FlipKey?