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Neighborhood Attractions

Redondo Beach's King Harbor is one of the most popular places along the Southern California Coast. Besides spectacular sunsets, the Pier and King Harbor area offer a variety of things to do for everyone and every taste. Come just to visit or stop and pick out your own live crab or lobster, have it cooked and enjoy it at nearby picnic tables. Experience sport fishing, deep-sea charters or try newly popular saltwater fly-fishing, scuba diving or and yes kayaking in this harbor is a blast.

The Redondo Beach Pier is a California landmark. Since the early 1930's the Redondo Beach Pier, formerly called the Monstad Pier after its developer Captain Hans C. Monstad, has been a local and tourist destination. Today the pier offers spectacular sunsets, shops, an amusement center and a variety of dining experiences.

Local amenities include: Excellent entertainment and recreational facilities throughout King Harbor and the Pier. Close by is the attractive regional mall, the Galleria at the South Bay. The City of Redondo Beach has renovated the whole Artesia Blvd Corridor making it a unique opportunity to visit. Along Pacific Coast Highway just south of King Harbor is Antique Row. You will find many unique shops featuring antiques, stained glass, shabby chic and more.

Further south you will find the Riviera Village. The Village has the charm and ambience of a Mediterranean beach resort, clusters of shops, cafes, art galleries and coffee bars abound.

In perfect view from the Redondo Beach Marina, is one of the renowned Wyland Whaling Walls. Wyland, the world's Premier Ocean artist, has been a pioneer in the marine art movement since 1971. To date, Wyland has completed more than 84 of his landmark murals, the Whaling Walls, throughout the United States as well as Canada, Japan, Australia, Mexico, France and New Zealand. Redondo Beach is home to the second marine mural created by Wyland, his depiction of California Gray Whales covers most of the westerly exterior walls of the AES Generating Plant.

Minutes away you will find the S.E.A. Laboratory. The Science Education Adventure Laboratory (S.E.A. Lab) has grown into a marine science center that provides environmental educational programs to thousands of young students every year. The center located across the street from the AES power company (location of the Wyland Whaling Wall). The Lab is staffed with trained docents from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The docents teach the students the complexities of the ocean environment and how to care for it. There are a series of interactive touch tanks throughout the compound. The S.E.A. Lab organizes community service events such as Earth Day and various beach cleanups. The S.E.A. Lab is open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For appointments and information, contact (310) 318-7432.

The Seaside Lagoon is seasonally open to the general public between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., seven days a week. It has a saltwater swimming pool, sand beach, volleyball courts, children's' play equipment, picnic areas and more. The Lagoon is a great setting for year round special occasions and events. For information, call (310) 318-0681.

Redondo Farmer's Market is located just a short walk from the Redondo Beach Marina, at Veterans park south of the pier. Open every Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. you will find a wide assortment of fresh fruits, honey, vegetables, cut flowers and more. This quaint farmer's market is enjoyed by many Redondo locals.

Veterans Park is a 6.3-acre park just south of the Marina. The park boasts a Community Center and a Senior Center and is the host to the free Veterans Park Summer Concert Series held at the band shell every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. July through August.

Beaches for biking, surfing, walking, skating, and just plan sunbathing is a popular attraction in Redondo Beach. There is 27 miles of oceanfront walking, skating, and biking, from Torrance Beach to Santa Monica. You can bike, skate or walk both north and south from the Redondo Beach Marina,. South from the harbor along the beautiful Esplanade to Torrance Beach or north through Hermosa and Manhattan Beach all the past Los Angeles International Airport to neighboring Venice and Santa Monica beaches. The South Bay beaches are some of the most beautiful stretches of sandy shoreline along the California Coast. Our beaches are well-know as the birthplace mainland surfing.

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