Walk Beside the Water at the Hermosa Beach Pier
The Hermosa Beach Pier is a pier that extends from Hermosa Beach coast into a portion of the Pacific Ocean. It is the second pier that was built here, after the first one was reconstructed due to damage from tidal waves. It has a total length of 1000 feet and has an auditorium, pavilions and other structures built on it.
History of the Hermosa Beach Pier
It was first built in 1904 by the Hermosa Beach Water and Land Company and was constructed completely out of wood, including the pilings, and extended to a length of 500 feet into the ocean. In 1913, a strong tide washed away a portion of this pier. Later, the entire pier was torn down a new pier was built in its place.
The new Hermosa Beach pier has been built out of concrete and extends to a length of 1000 feet into the ocean. It has been paved with asphalt for its entire length and small and tiled pavilions have been erected at regular intervals along the pier’s sides to provide shade for picnics and fishing. An auditorium was also constructed near the sides of the pier, in 1914 that housed the offices of various enterprises. It currently houses the local branch for the LA county Library, the LA Life Guards Service and public restrooms.
Where to Stay
You will find a few of South Bay’s best hotels at the waterfront. There are many types of rooms available in big hotels, such as Beach House Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn and Suites, and Grandview Inn, as well as many more in other smaller hotels nearby.
Some hotels in the area offer banquet and wedding facilities for those looking to celebrate in style. If you want to move to Hermosa Beach, there are many units of apartments available, for those looking to live beside the Pacific Ocean.
Hermosa Beach Pier and the Harbor provide plenty of activities to do for residents as well as out-of-town guests. You can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, volleyball, surfing, shopping, biking or skating, according to your preferences.
If you are not looking for a lot of things to do, but rather are looking for some quiet time for relaxation, you will be able find a hotel room, a table at a quiet restaurant, a park bench, or a seat at a live music restaurant to help you relax.
Dining and Shopping
The pier offers a wide range of options for dining from fine dining and seafood to fast food and pizzas. You can also shop for everything from jewelry to kites, toe rings, and even art. Many of the restaurants on the pier offer marina and ocean view seating, nightly entertainment as well as banquet facilities. Some of the popular restaurants in this area include Mickey’s Italian Delicatessen, Stoik’s Bear Paws, Abigaile, Cafe Bonaparte, Oliovera.
The Pier and Harbor area of the city is slightly different compared to other city areas, as the city owns all the land in these areas. Therefore, they receive more than just taxes from businesses that are in the area. The city also gets a property rental in the form of a percentage of the sales, from these businesses. This revenue goes back to the city for use, maintenance, developments, and improvements. They are also used to cover the General Funds of departments, such as Police, Fire, Public works, Planning, Engineering, Building and Safety, and City Attornies.