The South Bay Beaches

Discover the beaches near our Redondo Beach hotel.

Explore the vibrant and welcoming South Bay. With our proximity to Los Angeles, the Southern California coastal area is waiting to be discovered just a short drive away.
sunset in Redondo Beach, CA

Redondo Beach

Your Southern California adventure starts here. Redondo Beach is a family-friendly seaside playground packed with hidden treasures. Located on the coastal edge of Los Angeles County, Redondo is just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. A surfing and beach volleyball mecca, Redondo Beach was home to the original Baywatch TV series.

Redondo Beach’s U-shaped pier is packed with fishing poles, 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

Lifeguard tower in Redondo Beach ,CA

Hermosa Beach

Just a few miles north of Portofino lies Hermosa Beach, a popular area referred to as The Beach Capital of the World. Hermosa Beach is the essence of the Southern California lifestyle – you’ll go from paddle-boarding 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

Pier in Redondo Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach

Located just north of Hermosa Beach, affluent Manhattan Beach is the home of beach volleyball and incredible surfing. It’s also a shopper’s delight, with an array of shops, boutiques, and major department stores found throughout downtown and Manhattan Village. Dining choices are seemingly endless; whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it at one of Manhattan Beach’s fine restaurants.

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 3 mi

surfer looking at waves near Redondo Beach, CA

Torrance Beach

Located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, Torrance offers 1.5 miles of beach coastline. It is less populated than its neighboring cities and 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’s always something to do in Torrance. 

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 4 mi

surfer in Redondo Beach, CA

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 the view of the marina.

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 13 mi

sunset in Redondo Beach, CA

Santa Monica

Situated on Santa Monica Bay, this western city is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles yet truly feels like a small town. There’s some great celebrity spotting to be done here.

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 19 mi

people at beach in Redondo Beach, CA

Long Beach

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. From IndyCar racing to the Aquarium of the Pacific to great shopping, Long Beach is always busy. 

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 17 mi

Surfing near Redondo Beach, CA

Venice Beach

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. Venice is the kind of area that needs to be experienced to be believed! 

Distance from Portofino Hotel: 13 mi

Pier in Redondo Beach, CA

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California is a year-round tropical paradise offering 9.5 miles of soft, sandy beaches, as well as 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

Ride the Strand

Nicknamed “The Strand” bike path, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail is one of California’s most beloved bike trails, and it’s steps from your room.

Ride the Strand

Nicknamed “The Strand” bike path, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail is one of California’s most beloved bike trails, and it’s steps from your room.


Breakfast by the Beach

It’s the most important meal of the day. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while lounging in bed, on your private balcony or in BALEENkitchen..


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of adventure, relaxation and marina-front dining in the South Bay. Gift cards for The Portofino Hotel & Marina and BALEENkitchen are now available for purchase.