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Hermosa Beach Strand and Pier

Hermosa Beach, referred to as the South Bay of Los Angeles County, is a charming, lively town with a pleasant shopping district and many restaurants. You’ll find two miles of beach with an adjacent flat stretch of the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Hermosa Beach Municipal Pier at the foot of Pier Avenue, a popular spot for fishing,...
Hermosa Beach, referred to as the South Bay of Los Angeles County, is a charming, lively town with a pleasant shopping district and many restaurants. You’ll find two miles of beach with an adjacent flat stretch of the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Hermosa Beach Municipal Pier at the foot of Pier Avenue, a popular spot for fishing, is longer than many others on Santa Monica Bay.

Hermosa Beach is renowned for its volleyball tournaments and players, many of whom have won gold medals in the Olympics. With 71 beach volleyball courts, you will likely catch a game. The Strand can be busy on weekends, so it’s best to arrive before noon. Be prepared to share the trail with fast-moving bicyclists and joggers, though they are mostly respectful of pedestrians. It’s a good idea to check the weather via the beach webcam before you go.

Trail/Pathway Details

The Strand

Length: Over 4 total miles

Typical Width: 4 ft. & above

Typical Grade: Level

Terrain: Hard

Description

In spite of the crowds along the Strand, I always find a leisurely stroll here to be a peaceful experience. With the smell of salt water in the air and the sound of the surf, it's a pleasant spot to watch the swimmers and surfers and have a quiet conversation with friends. The hike is five miles round-trip...
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Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Beach Wheelchair: Yes

Pick up at the lifeguard station on the pier, or call (310) 372-2166 to arrange. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Multiple public lots and street parking are near the beach. The lot between Hermosa Ave. and 13th St. has accessible spaces on levels 2 and 3. The southernmost parking is on Yacht Club Way. Along the Strand on 2nd & 22nd Streets and adjacent to the pier

Other Things of Interest

Every year the city holds a ceremony for new inductees to the Surfer’s Walk of Fame, whose names are engraved on a bronze plaque embedded along the pier.
Cruising the Strand
Cruising the Strand (Peggy Rowan)

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  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • bicycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

Additional Information

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Website: www.hermosabch.org
Managing Agency: City of Hermosa Beach
Address: 1 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Phone: (310) 318-0239
Hours: Daily, 7 am–10 pm
Fees: None
Dogs: In restricted areas
Allowed on leash on the Strand but not on the beach
Public Transportation: LA Metro
Useful Links: Public parking map
Reviewed by Ann Ruth, April 10, 2013
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