Things to Do on a Bike Ride to Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach is the southernmost town of the trio of coastal communities that make up LA’s South Bay. Roughly 4 miles each way out and back from Manhattan Beach and passing through Hermosa Beach, a trip to Redondo is an easy day of touring that will show you much of what the Los Angeles coast has to offer.
Arriving in Redondo, you’ll first hit the King Harbor area, a local marina and entertainment center. Classes and camps for sailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking launch from this location. Restaurants and sights to see. This is an excellent location to rent a paddle board or go on a sunset cruise.
Contained by the King Harbor breakwater, Seaside Lagoon is a fun family alternative to the wet sand, the constant crashing waves, and the potential perils of the open ocean. This attraction consists of a huge artificial saltwater lagoon fed by chlorinated saltwater drawn directly from the sea (dechlorinated when recirculated back to the harbor). Offering the safety and containment of a swimming pool, the lagoon brings seaside fun into an enclosed area and includes slides, sunbathing areas, a volleyball playground, and a snack bar.
Beach Life Festival, Southern California’s premier celebration of live music, art, culinary standouts, and surf lifestyle, takes place in May. This live music festival features over 50 bands on 4 music stages over three days. 2022 brought the premiere of Beach Life Ranch from September 16-18, only major Country & Americana festival on the beach in Southern California. According to Beach Life, their mission is to "inspire community, authenticity, and generosity through the celebration of music, art, and our Southern California beachlife culture". The festivals benefit local and national nonprofits focused on the protection and wellbeing of our veterans, community, and country.
Redondo Beach Pier
Continuing down The Strand, you’ll next arrive at the Redondo Beach Pier, a great place for people or ocean watching, and if you’re hungry or thirsty, there’s a wide range of eating and drinking options, from candy to crab legs.
Returning to Manhattan Beach
After exploring all that Redondo Beach offers, you’ll be glad you have an electric bike for the 4-mile return trip to Manhattan Beach. You might want to hit up Kona Koffee Company for a coffee, smoothie, or slushie to fuel your ride back.