I’m trying to get caught up with all these entries I’ve had on backlog! Two weeks ago Tanya’s folks came out to visit and we all went down to Hermosa Beach to go check out the sights. Ever since I moved down to the beach communities [I live in Playa del Rey] I’ve really fallen in love with Los Angeles, well more of a tolerance, but nevertheless it’s made me a happier person. One of the more interesting towns in Hermosa Beach which is kind of a less refined college town than it’s sister town Manhattan Beach. It’s great through, tons of surfers, it’s own pier and a Boston pub that I’m still yet to go to!
Ok, the real reason I went to Hermosa Beach is because I needed photos to add to my Shoot Every Town in Los Angeles Project, and I now count the town done.
Some More on Hermosa Beach via Wikipedia.org:
Hermosa (“beautiful” in Spanish) is an accurate description of this city’s beach, which is also flat, sandy, and long; ideal for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing and paddleboarding. The city itself is only about 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks from north to south, with the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH to the locals) running down the middle. Situated right on the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa’s average temperature is 70 degrees in the summer and 55 degrees in the winter. Gentle westerly sea breezes take the edge off what can be high summertime temperatures in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the county. The same breezes help keep the smog away 360 days of the year.
A paved path, called The Strand, runs along Hermosa’s beach from Redondo Beach in the south approximately twenty miles north to Santa Monica. A typical day on this path will see thousands of people on foot, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblade and stroller enjoying the sun and surf.
Enjoy the photos!