Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The city is located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles area; it is one of the three “beach cities” in the South Bay. Hermosa Beach is bordered by the other two, Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south and east.
The city’s beach is popular for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing, paddle-boarding, cycling and running. The city itself extends only about 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks from north to south, with Pacific Coast Highway running down the middle.
A paved path, called The Strand, runs along Hermosa’s beach from Torrance Beach in the south approximately twenty miles north to Santa Monica. The Hermosa Beach pier is at the end of Pier Avenue, which is one of the beach community’s main shopping and eating areas. The arts and crafts festival called the Fiesta Hermosa has taken place every Memorial and Labor Day weekends for the last 35 years. Hermosa Beach is also known for the Hermosa Beach Film Festival, the AVP Hermosa Beach Open, the International Film Festival, the International Surf Festival, Hennessey’s Paddle Board Festival, the Hermosa Beach Sunset Concert (free series of bands who perform in August), the Sand and Strand Run, The Comedy and Magic Club, the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt trail, and 8 parks (including a skateboard park).
HERMOSA BEACH SCHOOLS
Residents of Hermosa Beach attend schools located within the Hermosa Beach City School District. There are only two sites within the district, Hermosa View and Hermosa Valley.