The Best Beaches in Los Angeles

10/11/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the best city to experience the quintessential endless summer in Southern California. We rounded up eight of the best beaches in L.A., from Malibu to the South Bay.

Ocean front activities

Ocean Front Group Activities in Los Angeles

06/01/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Soak in the soothing golden Southern California sunshine and treat yourself and your group to an outing by one of the world-famous beaches of Los Angeles. With up to 300 days of sunshine and blue skies and miles of stunning picture-perfect coastlines, L.A. is home to scores of waterfront activities from boating to surfing. Read on for our guide to L.A.’s most exciting group activities by the ocean.

Zuma Beach at sunset

The Magnificent Seven: Music for L.A.'s Best Beaches

05/30/2017

Jonathan Palmer

With summer upon us - and temperatures set to soar - our thoughts turn west. Fortunately for those of us blessed to be in the City of Angels, turning such daydreams into reality is a stone-cold cinch. It’s so close, you can almost taste the salt and feel the sand between your toes... the beach!

Wild Eastern sea scallop crudo at Water Grill Santa Monica

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Ocean Views

07/23/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Situated along 75 miles of pristine coastline, the Beach Cities of Los Angeles offer excellent hotels with spectacular views, landmark attractions, family-friendly events and superb coastal cuisine. One of the best ways to discover the Beach Cities culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected participating restaurants with great ocean views, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial in Hermosa Beach

A Walking Tour of Hermosa Beach

04/05/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Hermosa Beach is located in the heart of the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Situated between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Hermosa is on the southern end of the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail, aka The Strand. Besides oceanfront biking, there are many activities that make Hermosa a prime beach destination, including beach volleyball, surfing, paddle boarding and sandcastle building. The hub of the action in Hermosa is centered on Pier Avenue, filled with notable restaurants, coastal-cool shops and fun bars. Read our guide to discover all the great places that make Hermosa Beach special.

Manhattan Beach

A Walking Tour of Manhattan Beach

04/05/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Renowned for some of the best surfing waves in Southern California and regarded as the birthplace of beach volleyball, Manhattan Beach is a real-deal beach community. Naturally a day in Manhattan Beach can easily be enjoyed by strolling along The Strand, setting up camp on the white sand and spending hours in the water. But with great shops, restaurants and activities peppered along Manhattan Beach Boulevard, there is so much more to explore on foot. Many Angelenos prefer Manhattan Beach because it's usually less crowded than other local beaches. Come for the day or stay for the weekend - Manhattan Beach is the ideal destination for an accessible beach getaway. Read on for our walking guide to Manhattan Beach.

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