Beach Cities is a nickname for a coastal area of Los Angeles County comprising oceanfront cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach, 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.
Location of Beach Cities
(Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and
in Los Angeles County, California
|County||Los Angeles County|
|City||City of Hermosa Beach, California|
|• Total||22.69 sq mi (58.80 km2)|
|• Land||11.64 sq mi (30.17 km2)|
|• Water||11.05 sq mi (28.63 km2) 48.70%|
|Affiliations||City of Hermosa Beach|
City of Manhattan Beach
City of Redondo Beach
All three are renowned 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.
- James Osborne; Marilyn Ron; Jerry Roberts (2009). The South Bay. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7385-6905-5.
- Public Transportation City of Manhattan Beach, California. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- MacVean, Mary (July 11, 2015). "How three SoCal beach cities help clear the path for healthful choices". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- "Community Website of the Beach Cities". The Beach News. tbnews,com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
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