Welcome to South Bay
A vibrant and hip community along the Pacific Ocean
With world-famous piers, iconic oceanfront views, and perfect sunny weather almost every day of the year, the South Bay community offers an incredible place to live in Southern California. The South Bay cities provide a little bit of everything: a thriving, delicious food scene, eclectic boutiques and luxury shops, pristine beaches and thrilling water sports, and a small-town charm that highlights the relaxing sounds of crashing waves and a salty seaside breeze.
Situated along the coast and located less than an hour outside of Los Angeles, the South Bay community is made up of several distinct beach cities. A few of these communities include:
- Manhattan Beach, popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts with a small downtown area
- Hermosa Beach, a 1.4 square mile community known for its small-town charm and diverse restaurants
- Redondo Beach, a full-service city with 15 parks, endless shopping opportunities, and the famous horseshoe-shaped pier
What to Love
- Perfect weather throughout the year with stunning, sandy beaches
- Award-winning schools
- The thriving culinary scene
Residents of the South Bay community enjoy the best life has to offer. From year-round sunny days and ocean views to endless delicious dining opportunities and cultural events, the South Bay communities have it all. Enjoy time spent out on the water for a surfing lesson, visit one of many healthy, thriving restaurants, and stroll through the commercial districts in your flip-flops - South Bay’s casual atmosphere and laid-back ambiance allow residents to live each day as if they were on vacation. With great schools, local parks, and kid-friendly events, many young families call the beautiful oceanfront neighborhoods of South Bay home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Anchored by a lively oyster bar and featuring “old school” traditional seafood dishes, Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach highlights unique flavors from around the world. It’s been named the “Best New Restaurant” by the Los Angeles Magazine and a Michelin Plate in 2019. Menu items are created with the highest-quality ingredients in South Bay and include delicious taco and sandwich options and mouthwatering entrees.
For the best sushi in South Bay, visit RICE in Manhattan Beach. They offer vegan-friendly and gluten-free options and feature a huge list of special rolls made with brown rice. Grab a fresh roll, made with local ingredients, and enjoy a Sake sampler with your meal. Don’t leave without trying the homemade coconut ice cream! Jus’ Poke is an authentic Hawaiian poke restaurant in Redondo Beach. Featuring traditional ohana recipes, Jus’ Poke is known for its fresh ingredients and hefty portions. Choose from an original, spicy, soy sauce, or wasabi bowl with fish or tofu and enjoy homemade mochi for dessert.
The South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach is South Bay’s most popular shopping center. The Galleria has over 100 different stores and dozens of restaurants and hosts community events and fundraisers throughout the year. The shopping center also features a 16-screen AMX movie theater.
Things to Do
The Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center in Manhattan Beach welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year to learn about local marine life. Managed by the environmental organization Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., the aquarium’s mission is to connect and engage visitors with hands-on activities and learning opportunities. The aquarium is home to over 100 marine animals, most from Santa Monica Bay.
If you’re looking for the best way to experience all of the South Bay beach communities, grab your bike and enjoy a scenic ride along The Strand. Stretching from Will Rogers State Beach to the Redondo Pier, The Strand bike path is a 40-mile roundtrip experience through the best spots along the coast. Cruise by stunning homes, watch the surfers catch a wave, and be sure to stop for a snack at the Santa Monica Pier.
Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum is devoted to preserving the history of the City of Hermosa Beach and extending educational exhibits, workshops, and classes to the public. The museum features 3,500 items ranging from photographs, newspapers, and postcards to artifacts from simpler times along the beach. The historical society hosts annual events, like the Surfer’s Walk of Fame and Volleyball Hall of Fame, and provides field trip opportunities for students.
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