Sand in your hair and sun on your skin seldom feels as right as it does in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles' South Bay's eclectic answer to its northern boardwalk counterpart, Venice Beach. One of three South Bay beach communities, Hermosa Beach's effervescent vitality sets it apart from more mature Manhattan Beach, while its offbeat attitude keeps it feeling funkier than nearby Redondo Beach. Surf in the morning, shop during the day, and sip or slosh in the evening—this energetic seaside enclave rises with the sun, outlasts its light, and often parties until dawn.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
The South Bay's Busiest Beach Town
On and Off the Boardwalk In Hermosa Beach
Sunset In Hermosa Beach
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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."