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 LA and LAX, you're near everything - from Santa Monica down to San Diego, there is a Southern California coastal area just waiting to be discovered.

Redondo Beach

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 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, fast-food stands here, 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

Hermosa Beach

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, all within a small space of land and time. To truly experience Hermosa Beach, visit The Strand.

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 1.3 mi

Manhattan Beach

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

Torrance

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 "fashion center" mall to the 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 to over 5,000 pleasure boats docked there. 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

Santa Monica is a city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA. 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. And there is some great celebrity spotting to be done here!

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 15 mi

Long Beach

Long Beach is the ultimate Southern California waterfront playground. Located just half an hour from the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club, Long Beach has much to offer. Come experience what the real OC is like, in Long Beach. With IndyCar racing, the Aquarium of the Pacific and great shopping, Long Beach is always busy.

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 17 mi

Venice Beach

Venice is a neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles. It is known for its canals (hence the towns name!), pristine beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk. Talk a walk in Venice Beach, and find out what makes our brand of unique so special. Venice is the kind of area that needs to be experienced to be believed!

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 21 mi

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California is a year round tropical paradise that offers 9.5 miles of soft, sandy beaches and approximately 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