Redondo Pier

About the Pier

About the Pier

Redondo Beach Pier

A Historical Landmark

Originally built in 1888 to handle the enormous lumber trade from the Pacific Northwest, Redondo’s Wharf 1 was the first of Redondo’s era of piers, wharfs, and harbors. The current seventh generation horseshoe-shaped pier stands 25 feet above the water, spans 70,000 square-feet of open space. and is known as the largest “endless” pier on the California coast. It is also connected to a remnant of the wooden Monstad Pier (Wharf 3) that was built in the 1920s. Today, the Redondo Landing serves as the gateway building to The Pier, Its façade is reminiscent of the Looff Hippodrome, a carousel building that was built on The Pier in the 1920s. Redondo Beach Pier continues to host visitors from around the world and generations of local families who have grown up with regular visits to the Redondo Beach Municipal Pier.

Next time you visit the Pier, look for the Path of History markers or stop by Redondo Landing to learn more about the history of Redondo Beach Pier and the surrounding area.

History of the “Endless Pier”

Original Deep Sea Port of Los Angeles

George Freeth Memorial
Terry O’Donnell (1940-2006), Sculptor
Originally erected in 1977. Rededicated, 2010.

George Freeth

Introduced Surfing to California

George Freeth was born in Honolulu on November 8, 1883 and revived the lost Polynesian art of surfing. Henry E. Huntington invited Freeth to Redondo Beach in 1907 as an attraction to promote “the largest saltwater plunge in the world” that he was building. Thousands came to Redondo Beach to see “The Man Who Can Walk on Water” mount his 8-foot long, solid wood, 200 pound surf board and ride a wave onto Redondo Beach while standing upright. Freeth also performed daring stunts in The Plunge/Bath House diving pool tower. Freeth founded the life guard association and invented the torpedo shaped rescue buoy.