Pier at Redondo Beach Packed With Activities
The Redondo Beach Pier in Los Angeles County, California, stretches into the Pacific Ocean, and is an unusually shaped pier that has gone through various developmental alterations. The pier was built from a group of disjointed wharves into an interconnected structure.
The History of the Redondo Beach Pier
The Redondo Pier is more than a century old. But it, originally, did not look similar to how it looks today. For a long time, it was just a collection of wharves. The first wharf was built in 1889 and it was designed to handle an enormous amount of lumber trade. In 1895 and 1903, two more wharves were built to deal with the increasing traffic. Traffic had become so busy that there was a line of ships waiting for a turn at one of the piers. In 1916 another pier known as Endless Pier was erected to the south of the first wharf. This 450-feet, steel-and-concrete, V-shaped pier was built to be a pleasure pier, and had railroad tracks at one prong with the other prong reserved for tourists and fishermen.
After it was damaged by a storm in 1919, it was replaced by a wooden ‘Horseshoe Pier’. This pier was damaged by a storm in1963, and led to another the construction of another pier, south of the Portofino Way. This pier is still used today. Another storm in 1988 led to the rebuilding of the pier, which was completed in 1995, and has become the pier, as we know it today.
Accommodation Near the Pier
The best hotels in South Bay can be found on the Redondo waterfront. In the three big hotels, the Sunrise Best Western, the Portofino, and the Crowne Plaza, there are more than 600 rooms available for stay, as well as many more in smaller hotels nearby. For those looking for a location for celebrations and events, most hotels offer banquet and wedding facilities. There are more than 200 units of apartments available for those looking to live in the waterfront.
Activities for Recreation
The pier area offers many activities and events for those looking for action and excitement in Redondo Beach. It offers swimming, boating, fishing, shopping, biking or skating activities, which you can opt for based on your preferences. For those looking to relax away from the hustle and bustle, Redondo offers hotel rooms, tables at quiet restaurants, park benches or seats at a live events.
Dining and Shopping
The Redondo Beach pier offers various options for those looking to enjoy some food or indulge themselves in a little bit of retail therapy. You can find both fine dining and fast food options at the pier. You can even shop for a variety of items, and you will find it hard to not find something you are looking for. 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 the Cheesecake Factory, Kincaid’s Bayhouse, Joe’s Crab Shack, Captain Kidd’s, Ruby’s, and El Torito.
The city owns all the land in this area. Therefore, aside from the taxes that are paid as sales tax and other taxes, the city also gets a fee for property rental from these businesses based on their sales. The revenue is used the maintenance, improvements, and the development of the city. It is also used to support other departments that contribute to the maintenance of the area, such as the Police and the Harbor Patrol.