Hermosa Beach

Welcome to Hermosa Beach

​​​​​​​Beauty and vibrancy abound in this legendary beach town

Ask nearly anyone from around the globe to name California’s most majestic beaches, and there’s a good chance Hermosa Beach will surface in your conversation. Globally renowned for its glorious weather and stunning stretches of sand, this affluent, fun-loving community has nearly every trait you would hope and expect to find in a SoCal haven, from a laid-back and elegant ethos to a slew of charming, view-heavy restaurants. 

However, this isn’t just a tourist destination. Hermosa Beach’s exquisite luxury estates and contemporary condominiums, to say nothing of its warm, welcoming energy, also renders it a wonderful, desirable place to call home.

What to Love

  • Abounding with breathtaking natural splendors
  • Chic, youthful, and progressive
  • An abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities 
  • Proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego
  • A thriving arts and culture scene

Local Lifestyle

Hermosa Beach has one of the highest concentrations of creatives in the country, making it a natural and perfect fit for both aspiring and established artists of every stripe and genre. Residents of this balmy region are frequently found relishing nature, whether it’s surfing, hiking, playing beach volleyball, or cycling.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Hermosa Beach’s magnificent array of relaxed and upscale eateries rivals heavy hitters like San Francisco and Los Angeles proper. Here, you can find everything from sumptuous sushi in an opulent setting to authentic Mexican cuisine in a festive environment. RYLA serves delicious artisan cocktails and gorgeously-plated, Asian-inspired eats ranging from fresh yellowtail sashimi to Japanese Wagyu sirloin with yuzu ponzu and wasabi.

Equally delectable fare is found at the sultry Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, where you’ll discover a host of unforgettable Latin dishes, while The Hook & Plow takes the farm-to-table concept to the next level with dishes like ahi poke with avocado and micro cilantro, wild rocket arugula salads with pears and lemon-truffle dressing, and Skuna Bay salmon with fresh roasted vegetables. 

Día de Campo is the go-to spot for Mexican food and excellent margaritas. Sit at the bar and enjoy some of the best tequila. Steak & Whisky American Tavern’s darling patio makes it the optimal spot for lunch with friends on a sunny day, and Rockefeller Hermosa Beach furnishes diners with unforgettable brunches. This is thanks to the inclusion of pork belly Benedict and French toast topped with macerated berries on its menu.

Casual shoppers will appreciate the shops on Pier Ave., which sell beach gear and clothes. This area also includes some inexpensive restaurants and cafes. Check out Java Man, a small, artsy coffee shop just off the pier.

Please see below for more of our favorite local restaurants:

Things to Do

Hermosa Beach overflows with scenic splendors, and its residents are keen on enjoying them to the fullest. One of the city’s crown jewels is the Hermosa Beach Pier, a 1,140-foot-long boardwalk that’s perfect for catching one of California’s exquisite sunsets. The Strand Hermosa Beach is yet another popular hangout. Extending 22 miles and connecting the South Bay cities along the sublime Pacific coast, this not-to-be-missed attraction teems with vibrancy and people out and about enjoying the ample sunshine.​​​​​​​

The Golden State’s abundance of fresh produce is the star of the show every week at the Hermosa Beach Friday Farmers Market, where you’ll find handcrafted pastries, specialty coffees, just-snipped blooms, and locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and herbs. And every Memorial Day, Hermosa Beach residents and people throughout California convene near the pier for Fiesta Hermosa, an incredible event that has been going on for more than 50 years and features a carnival, a food fair, and fantastic live music.

Located on Hermosa Ave. just across from the beach The Comedy & Magic Club stays fresh with new acts compelling locals to become regulars. Jay Leno is known to perform new material here on Sunday nights, and other leading lights refer to the club as their home venue. 


School-aged children who reside in Hermosa Beach are served under the Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District. Students may attend:

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Overview for Hermosa Beach, CA

19,762 people live in Hermosa Beach, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $100,583. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Hermosa Beach, CA

Hermosa Beach has 8,925 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hermosa Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,762 people call Hermosa Beach home. The population density is 15,840.922 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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