The Los Angeles South Bay is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in Southern California. Situated close to the airport and roughly halfway between Orange County and the metropolitan Los Angeles area, it provides easy access to everything that the area has to offer including a stay at the beautiful Seaview Inn in Manhattan Beach.
But the beauty of the South Bay "bubble," as locals call it, is that many activities are mere steps away. Want to sample some of the best that each of the South Bay's three beach cities have to offer? It's easy (and FUN!) to do in a day.
Surf Lessons in Manhattan Beach
No trip to Southern California is complete without a taste of the state's favorite sport! Reserve a 1.5 hour lesson or a series of lessons with One Wave Surf to catch your first wave. The instructors are friendly, enthusiastic, and committed to getting you up on the board in no time. Not wetsuit? No problem. Both wetsuits and boards are provided to all students.
Whale Watching in Redondo Beach
Have you ever seen a whale up close? Board the Redondo Beach Whale Watch"Indian" vessel at the Redondo Beach Pier to view Gray, Humpback, and Sperm whales in their natural habitat during this 2.5 hour cruise. Learn about their migration habits and spot sharks, sea lions, seals, and friendly dolphins as well. Bring your camera and dress warm – it's cool out on the water!
Strand Cycling in Hermosa Beach
Arguably one of the most stunning bicycle (and walking) paths in the world is The Strand, the route linking beach cities from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica. Rent a beach cruiser from the popular Hermosa Cyclery and explore over 20 miles of coastline on your own or using their map of popular destinations. Or, simply find a quiet spot of beach, lock your bike, and relax on the sand.
And when you're ready to rest? The Sea View Inn offers the perfect accommodations. Contact us to learn more!