Fodor's Expert Review Hermosa Beach
South of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach has all the amenities of its neighbor but attracts a rowdier crowd. Swimming takes a backseat to the volleyball games and parties on the pier and bustling boardwalk, but the water here is consistently clean and inviting. Amenities: parking (fee); lifeguards; toilets; food and drink; showers. Best for: partiers; surfing; swimming.