Beach cities
Location of Beach Cities
(Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and
Redondo Beach)
in Los Angeles County, California
StateCalifornia California
CountyLos Angeles County
CityCity of Hermosa Beach, California
 • Total22.69 sq mi (58.80 km2)
 • Land11.64 sq mi (30.17 km2)
 • Water11.05 sq mi (28.63 km2)  48.70%
AffiliationsCity of Hermosa Beach
City of Manhattan Beach
City of Redondo Beach

Beach Cities is a nickname for the coastal area of Los Angeles County comprising the oceanfront cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach,[1] located on the south end of the Santa Monica Bay west and south of downtown Los Angeles, north of the Palos Verdes Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. Neighboring Torrance also shares a strip of beach property in the South Bay, but is generally excluded from the group.

The three cities share public agencies including the Beach Cities Transit District (with El Segundo)[2] and the Beach Cities Health District.[3]

All three are known for their beaches and municipal piers. They are popular with swimmers, surfers, bodyboarders, and other beachgoers. The Strand runs along the beaches and is used for cycling, running and rollerblading.

See also


  • Manhattan Beach pier
    Manhattan Beach pier
  • Redondo Beach pier
    Redondo Beach pier


  1. ^ James Osborne; Marilyn Ron; Jerry Roberts (2009). The South Bay. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7385-6905-5.
  2. ^ Public Transportation City of Manhattan Beach, California. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ MacVean, Mary (July 11, 2015). "How three SoCal beach cities help clear the path for healthful choices". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 27, 2017.