Not every city can claim that their power plant is famous. Redondo Beach can. Their AES Power Plant was a favorite filming location for the television series “24.” The artist known simply as Wyland has covered the walls with his trademark whale murals. The plant is just north of the popular municipal pier. (courtesy photo)
Not every city can claim that their power plant is famous. Redondo Beach can. Their AES Power Plant was a favorite filming location for the television series “24.” The artist known simply as Wyland has covered the walls with his trademark whale murals. The plant is just north of the popular municipal pier. (courtesy photo)
Hit the Road

Redondo Beach: a little drive, a lot to do

 

You’ve got 48 hours to explore and enjoy Redondo Beach, a 90-minute drive north to the area that Angelinos refer to as the South Bay. Where to go and what to do? Redondo Beach has much to offer, whether you want laid-back or action-packed. Here are a few scenes in and around this beach city of 65,000.

The main attraction: The wide, sandy expanse at Redondo Beach will be much more populated come summer. The months prior to Memorial Day offer solitude to locals and visitors. (Photo by Jerry Ondash)Fans of “The O.C.” will recognize the horseshoe-shaped Redondo Beach Municipal Pier, featured frequently in the series. Much of the pier was replaced after a spectacular fire in 1988. A sure thing: lunch or dinner at Kincaid’s Bay House on the pier. Good food; great ocean views.  (Photo by Jerry Ondash)Many water sports are offered at the Redondo Beach pier, including stand-up paddleboarding, pedal boats and sailing. Courtesy photo
Much of the expansive public space in the Redondo Beach pier area has been softened with images of sea life stamped into the concrete. (Photo by Jerry Ondash)Rental bikes await the adventurous on the boardwalk at Redondo Beach. (Photo by Jerry Ondash)Redondo Beach loves bikers — and skaters — as evidenced by this bikeway, built with a barrier between regular traffic. The lanes even have their own traffic signals. (Photo by E’Louise Ondash)Many water sports are offered at the Redondo Beach pier, including stand-up paddleboarding, pedal boats and sailing. Courtesy photo

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