Harbor & Pier

Can I barbeque on the beach?

No, fires and barbeques are currently not allowed on the sand in Redondo Beach.

Can I have a wedding on the Pier?

No organized event with dedicated, reserved space can take place on the Pier (or any other City property) without the City's prior approval.  If you do not restrict public access in any way, you may gather at the Pier as a group and have your wedding, recognizing that others may join you.

Can I have an event at the Seaside Lagoon?

Yes, the Seaside Lagoon is available for rental as an event venue.  Contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at 310-318-0681 for more information. www.redondo.org/seasidelagoon

Can I have an event on the Redondo Beach Pier?

No organized event with dedicated, reserved space can take place on the Pier (or any other City property) without the City's prior approval.  You may contact the City's Harbor Department for information on how to hold an event on the Pier (please allow for ample time to review your request).

Can I offer goods for sale at the Farmer's Market along South Harbor Drive?

For more information on the Farmer's Market, call 310-372-1171 ext. 12252.

Can I ride my bike on the Redondo Beach Pier?

For safety reasons, bike riding is not allowed on the Redondo Beach Pier.  The Bike Path lies nearby and plenty of bike racks are available for public use on the Pier.  Please walk your bike on the Pier or through the Pier area.

Can I sell something on the Redondo Beach Pier?

One can only offer goods or services for sale in the Pier and Harbor areas if permission from the City's Harbor Department is first obtained.  You must also have the City's permission to occupy square footage inside a shop within the Harbor and Pier areas.  Please contact the City's Harbor Department at 310-318-0631 for more information.

Can I swim "inside" the "horseshoe" of the Redondo Beach Pier?

This is a popular question since sand has returned to the inside of the Pier.  Because there is no lifeguard, however, swimming or wading is not permitted in this area.  In fact, because access to this area of sand can be treacherous, the public is not allowed to climb down to the sand, as well.  A clean, safe beach is available just south of the Redondo Beach Pier.

Can I walk my dog on the Redondo Beach Pier?

For safety and maintenance reasons, dogs are not allowed on the Redondo Beach Pier.  You may want to visit the Redondo Beach Dog Park.

Can I play music on the Redondo Beach Pier?

There are two ways to legally play music on the Redondo Beach Pier.  In the summertime, the Redondo Pier Association sponsors FREE concerts on Thursday and Saturday evenings.  The concerts generally run from 6pm to 8pm during the months of July and August.  A schedule of performers can be viewed on the Harbor Department's Events page.    For less organized acts, one can obtain a Pier Entertainer's Permit from the City's Harbor Department to play at certain points along the Pier and Avenue of the Arts and Crafts.  For more information about the Redondo Pier Association's Summer Concert Series, or the Pier Entertainer's Permit, call the City's Harbor Department at (310) 318-0631 or send an e-mail.

Do I need a fishing license to fish from the Redondo Beach Pier?

No, you do not need a license to fish from the Redondo Beach Pier.  State law allows for free public fishing from pier structures.  Please consult the State's Department of Fish & Game as to when you need a permit to fish.

Does the City offer a discount for residents to use the boat hoist?

Yes.  Residents (with proof of residency and boat registration) can obtain a coupon book good for discounts at the boat hoist.  The coupon book contains ten (10) coupons for weekday use and five (5) coupons for use on weekend days.  Each coupon can be redeemed for a $10 discount against the charge for using the hoist.  Coupon books can be purchased at the Harbor Department counter inside Door "E" at City Hall.  More information can be found on the Harbor Department's page, or by calling the Harbor Department at 310-318-0631.

How can I open a business at the Redondo Beach Pier?

One can enter into business at the Pier only after obtaining the City's permission.  For information about available space, contact the City's Harbor Department at 310-318-0631, or send an e-mail here.

How much does parking cost at the Redondo Beach Pier Parking Structure or Plaza Parking Structure?

THE PIER AND PLAZA PARKING STRUCTURES ARE NOW PAY-BY-SPACE LOTS - PLEASE VISIT A PAYSTATION AND PAY FOR PARKING UPON ARRIVAL.

$2.00 per hour, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

What are the hours and cost of the boat hoist at Basin III?

The boat hoist is privately owned and operated.  Call Redondo Beach Marina at 310-374-3481 for more information.

What are the hours of the Redondo Beach Pier?

The Pier itself is open 24 hours a day for walkers, fisherman, and business patrons.  The shops and restaurants will have varying hours; some opening early in the morning and some open as late as 2am.

What are today's tides?

Today's high and low tides can be obtained through a link located on this page: click here(Please note, these tides will be approximate for the Redondo Beach area.  The tides shown are for the Port of Los Angeles.)

What's the current weather along the waterfront?

The City does not operate a weather station, however, several websites can offer local weather conditions.  Try:
Accuweather,
CNN, or
The Weather Channel.

The City of Redondo Beach does not endorse these sites, we simply provide them as possible sources for the information you request.

When are there concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier?

The Redondo Pier Association sponsors a Summer Concert Series on the Redondo Beach Pier during the months of July and August each year.  Concerts typically begin at 6pm and last until 8pm.  For a schedule of performers, visit the Pier's Events page. To apply to join the Summer Concert Series, contact the City's Harbor Department at 310-318-0631, or send an e-mail here.

Where on the Redondo Beach Pier is fishing allowed?

Areas where fishing is allowed are clearly marked with signage.  Please observe all signs and help keep our Pier clean.

Who owns and maintains the land west of Harbor Drive?

The City of Redondo Beach owns all of the land west of Harbor Drive from the border with Hermosa Beach on the north to the Redondo Beach Pier (roughly Torrance Blvd.) on the south.  The City also owns the parcel at the northeast corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street (where the Sunrise Hotel is located).  While the City owns the land, the City is not necessarily responsible for leasing or maintaining all of this land.  Much of the land is ground leased (the City is only responsible for the ground) to private entities on a long term basis.  For a graphical representation, visit the Harbor Department's Maps page or call us at 310-318-0631.

Who painted the Whaling Wall seen on the west side of the AES Power Generating Facility?

The world-famous artist Wyland painted Whaling Wall XXXI here in 1991.  The Whaling Wall can be seen on North Harbor Drive at Marina Way.