It doesn't get more quintessential California-dreaming than biking down the Strand with mansions to one side and wide white sand beaches and the ocean to the other. This series of beach towns has a strictly LA feel, but there is nothing strict about the laid back surf vibe of the South Bay. Each town has a unique feel from the more polished atmosphere of Manhattan Beach to the funkier, bohemian energy of its neighbors to the south. Whatever your preference they all boast plenty of sunshine, swimming, jogging and hot bods.
The South Bay consists of a series of beach towns strung together by the famous footpath along the Pacific. Whether you are in Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Hermosa or Torrance you will see active people walking, biking or jogging on the strand. The iconic wide white sand beaches will be packed with bronzed sunbathers watching beach goers play volleyball, frisbee or catching waves on their surfboards. The Manhattan Beach Pier is a destination for families. You can walk down to see sweeping views of the South Bay or check out the Roundhouse Aquarium to visit Nemo and Dory. Each beach town has a specific vibe but local favorites include, Shareez dive bar for live music, Manhattan Beach Post for a casual dinner and Fish with Dynamite for a trendy bite.