Los Angeles Beaches

Our Favorite Spots along the Coast

The Los Angeles area has over a dozen Pacific Ocean beaches where you can surf, swim, or just enjoy the sun. Stay at our Norwalk hotel and check out our top recommendations for nearby spots in the sand.

Dockweiler Beach
This state beach stretches across nearly four miles of Playa Del Rey coastline. As a popular fitness destination, it features scenic bike paths, running trails, and volleyball courts. It also has several picnic areas, a concession stand, and designated bonfire areas. 

Hermosa Beach
Found on the edge of a laid-back seaside community, this shoreline hangout is a great place for a variety of watersports, including paddleball, surfing, and swimming. A lively after-hours scene packs the surrounding nightlife spots.

Manhattan Beach
Known for its quintessential Southern California surfer vibe, this beach has been the setting for several Hollywood productions. Take a break from the sand and take a stroll down the pier to the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium, a quaint family-friendly attraction with free entry.

Redondo Beach
This beach starts at the Redondo Pier and extends south to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Stick around the Pier for convenient access to shops and restaurants, head to the Redondo Beach Jetty for optimal surfing conditions, or spend the day at Avenue C Beach for more low-key sunbathing.

Venice Beach
This coastal hotspot features a host of unique attractions, including the famed Venice Beach sideshow. People-watching has become a popular pastime for visitors to this eclectic beach in Los Angeles, as the scene has been known to draw in some larger-than-life personalities.