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. The Beach E Biking shop is located at the Redondo Pier Plaza level, just 1 level up from the beach bike path, making this a great starting point for your adventure.
Arriving in Redondo from the north, 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. This is an excellent location to rent a paddle board or go on a sunset cruise.
BALEENkitchen at the Portofino Hotel & Marina
Sea Level @ Shade Redondo Beach
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 early May. This live music festival features over 50 bands on 4 music stages over three days. 2022 brought the premiere of Beach Life Ranch in September, the 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 bike path, you’ll pass the International Boardwalk on your way to the Redondo Beach Pier, a great place for people or ocean watching. If you’re hungry or thirsty, there’s a wide range of eating and drinking options, from candy to crab legs.
The International Boardwalk is one level down from the bike path, where you'll find the infamous Quality Seafood restaurant, Project Barley, Proudly Serving burgers and more. From here, find the stairs to go up one level to the main pier, where you can view the boats and sea life as you walk toward the restaurants at the Redondo Landing.
After your visit to the Redondo Beach Pier, you may want to continue south to the end of the Marvin Braude Bike Path at Torrance Beach. It is another 2 mile from the Redondo Pier to the end of the bike path, which is a pleasant beach ride with views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south and Catalina Island to the southwest. Take a path up at one of the 'Avenue's' to check out the shops and restaurants in the Riviera Village on Catalina Avenue.
Returning to Manhattan Beach or Santa Monica
After exploring all that Redondo Beach offers, you’ll be glad you have an electric bike for the trip back to the north. You might want to hit up Jade Snow for a coffee, smoothie, or slushie to fuel your ride back.