The South Bay Beaches
Discover our Redondo Beach hotel's community
There is always something to do in the South Bay area. With our proximity to Los Angeles and LAX, there is a Southern California coastal area waiting to be discovered just a short drive away.
Your Southern California adventure starts here. Redondo Beach is a family-friendly seaside playground that is packed with hidden treasures. Located in the choice coastal edge of Los Angeles County, just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, Redondo Beach has been a preferred resort destination for more than a century and is one of the most desirable areas to live in the country. A surfing and beach volleyball mecca, Redondo Beach was home to the original Baywatch TV series.
This U-shaped pier bristles with fishing poles, and once in a while you'll see someone reel in a catch. You'll also find restaurants, bars and fast-food stands, along with souvenir shops, one of which touts a 16-and-a-half-foot long great white shark on display.
Distance from Portofino Hotel: .5 mi
Just a few miles north of Portofino lies Hermosa Beach, a popular area continually referred to as The Beach Capital of the World. Hermosa Beach is the very essence of the Southern California lifestyle. Here, you'll be able to go from paddleboarding to sunbathing to drinks at the bar, all within a small space of land and time. To truly experience Hermosa Beach, visit The Strand.
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 1.3 mi
Located in southwestern Los Angeles County, just north of Hermosa Beach, the affluent Manhattan Beach is the home of beach volleyball and incredible surfing. A shopper’s delight with an array of shops, boutiques and major department stores found throughout downtown and Manhattan Village. Dining choices are nearly endless. Whatever you desire to eat, you’ll find it superbly prepared at one of Manhattan Beach’s fine restaurants.
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 3 mi
Located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, Torrance offers 1.5 miles of beach coastline. It is less populated than its neighborhood cities, but offers a great deal to those coming for a visit. From the Del Amo Fashion Center mall to a miniature railroad to the many parks, there is a lot to do in Torrance.
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 4 mi
Marina Del Rey
Marina del Rey, located between Venice Beach and Playa del Rey, is home to the world's largest small craft harbor with over 5,000 pleasure boats docked. Marina del Rey is considered to be the ultimate Pacific marina devoted to boating. It's worth a visit to Fisherman's Village for a view of the marina!
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 13 mi
Santa Monica is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles. What makes Santa Monica so special is that it feels like a small town in the middle of a big city. There is some great celebrity spotting to be done here!
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 15 mi
Long Beach is the ultimate Southern California waterfront playground. Located just half an hour from the Portofino Hotel and Marina, Long Beach has much to offer. Come experience what the real OC is like. From IndyCar racing to the Aquarium of the Pacific and great shopping, Long Beach is always busy.
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 17 mi
Venice is a one of a kind neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles. It is known for its canals (hence the town's name!), pristine beaches and Ocean Front Walk full of art and performances. Take a walk in Venice Beach, and find out what makes this beach so unique and so special. Venice is the kind of area that needs to be experienced to be believed!
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 21 mi
Huntington Beach, California is a year round tropical paradise that offers 9.5 miles of soft, sandy beaches, in addition to 70 parks where sports activities and play await. If you're looking to surf, look no further than Huntington Beach, whose nickname is "Surf City"! You'll always have good waves here!
Distance from Portofino Hotel: 32 mi