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Frequently Asked Questions

REDONDO BEACH PIER FAQ’s

BUSINESS, LEASING & RENTALS

How can I open a business at the Redondo Beach Pier?

You can open a business at the Pier after obtaining the City’s and Masterleaseholder’s permission. For information about available space, contact the appropriate masterleaseholder/representative below.

 

Upper Pier Plaza, International Boardwalk and 200 Fisherman’s Wharf Building
Contact: Brian Campbel (310) 424-2387 or info@bcurban.com

 

Redondo Landing on The Pier – 100 Fisherman’s Wharf Building
Contact: Jim Cruz (310) 337-7075 or JCruz@JimCruzAssociates.com

 

Monstadt Pier — 112 – 131 Fisherman’s Wharf Buildings
Contact: Mike Grannis (310) 379-2228 Ext. 2 or mike.grannis@highlandpartnerscorp.com

 

For general information about opening a business in Redondo Beach, click here.

Can I film at the Redondo Beach Pier?

If you are a production company or location scout interested in filming on the Redondo Beach Pier, click here for information about the City of Redondo Beach Film Policy and application/permit process.

 
For information about films and television shows that have been filmed in Redondo Beach, click here. 

Can I sell something on the Redondo Beach Pier?

You can only offer goods or services for sale in the Pier and Harbor areas if permission from the City’s Waterfront and Economic Development Department and the appropriate Masterleaseholder is first obtained. You must also have the City’s permission to occupy square footage inside a shop within the Harbor and Pier areas. Please contact the City’s Waterfront and Economic Development Department at (310) 318-0631 or click here for more information.

Can I offer goods for sale at the Farmers Market at Veterans Park?

For more information about the Farmers Market, click here.

Can I play music on the Redondo Beach Pier?

There are two ways to legally play music on the Redondo Beach Pier. In the summertime, the Redondo Pier Association sponsors free concerts on Thursday and Saturday evenings. The concerts generally run from 6pm to 8pm during the months of July and August. A schedule of performers can be viewed on the Redondo Beach Pier Events page here. For more information about the summer concert series, or to submit a band EPK for consideration, send an email.  Band submissions are reviewed in January.

 

For less organized and solo acoustic acts year-around, you can obtain a Pier Entertainer’s Permit for an annual fee from the City’s Waterfront & Economic Development Department to play at certain points along the Pier and Avenue of the Arts and Crafts. For more information about the Pier Entertainer’s Permit, call the City’s Waterfront & Economic Development Department at (310) 318-0631 or send an email.

Can I have an event at the Seaside Lagoon?

Yes, the Seaside Lagoon is available for events. Contact the city of Redondo Beach via email or for more information click here

Who owns and maintains the land west of Harbor Drive?

The City of Redondo Beach owns all of the land west of Harbor Drive from the border with Hermosa Beach on the north to the Redondo Beach Pier (roughly Torrance Blvd.) on the south. The City also owns the parcel at the northeast corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street (where the Redondo Beach Hotel is located). While the City owns the land, the City is not necessarily responsible for leasing or maintaining all of this land. Much of the land is ground leased (the City is only responsible for the ground) to private entities on a long term basis. For a graphical representation, visit the Waterfront Economic Development Department’s Maps page here or call (310) 318-0631.

HOURS, PARKING & WEATHER

What are the Redondo Beach Pier hours of operation?

The Pier is open 24 hours a day for walkers, fisherman, and business patrons. The shops and restaurants have varying hours; some opening early in the morning and some open as late as 2:00 A.M. Visit the pier business directory for more information about a specific pier business

How much does parking cost at the Redondo Beach Pier?

Parking Rates: Pier Parking Structures (north and south)
Enjoy low parking rates of $2.00 per hour, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

Redondo Beach Marina, $2.00 per hour, daily. (4th of July, $20 flat rate)

Alternate parking includes nearby metered parking in the surrounding area.

What’s the current weather in Redondo Beach?

Current Weather at The Pier: 75°F

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Can I walk my dog on the Redondo Beach Pier?

For safety and maintenance reasons, dogs are not allowed on the Redondo Beach Pier. You may want to visit the Redondo Beach Dog Park

Can I ride my bike on the Redondo Beach Pier?

You can bike to the pier, but for safety reasons, bike riding is not allowed on the Redondo Beach Pier. The Bike Path lies adjacent to The Pier and plenty of bike racks are available for public use on the Pier. Please walk your bike while on the pier.

Can I barbecue (BBQ) on the beach?

No, fires and barbecue grills are not allowed on the sand in Redondo Beach.

Can I swim “inside” the “horseshoe” of the Redondo Beach Pier?

This is a popular question since sand has returned to the inside of the Pier. Unfortunately, because there is no lifeguard, swimming or wading is not permitted in this area. A clean, safe beach is available just south of the Redondo Beach Pier

Can I have a wedding on the Pier?

No organized event with dedicated, reserved space can take place on the Pier (or any other City property) without the City’s prior approval. If you do not restrict public access in any way, you may gather at the Pier as a group and have your wedding, recognizing that others may join you.

When are there concerts on the Redondo Beach Pier?

The Redondo Pier Association sponsors the Summer of Music free concert series on the Redondo Beach Pier during the months of July and August each year. Concerts typically begin at 6pm and last until 8pm. For a schedule of performers, visit the Redondo Beach Pier Events page here. To apply to perform in the summer concert series, email EPK to Redondo Pier Association.

Where on the Redondo Beach Pier is fishing allowed?

Areas where fishing is allowed are clearly marked with signage in the Southwest section. Please observe all signs and help keep our Pier clean.

Do I need a fishing license to fish from the Redondo Beach Pier?

No, you do not need a license to fish from the Redondo Beach Pier. State law allows for free public fishing from pier structures. Please consult California’s Department of Fish and Game as to when you need a permit to fish.

Does the City offer a discount for residents to use the boat hoist?

Yes. Residents (with proof of residency and boat registration) can obtain a coupon book good for discounts at the boat hoist. The coupon book contains ten (10) coupons for weekday use and five (5) coupons for use on weekend days. Each coupon can be redeemed for a $10 discount against the charge for using the hoist. Coupon books can be purchased at the Waterfront & Economic Development Department counter inside Door “E” at City Hall. More information can be found on the Waterfront & Economic Development Department’s page here, or by calling (310) 318-0631.

What are the hours and cost of the boat hoist at Basin III?

The boat hoist is open during general business hours. For more information call Redondo Beach Marina at (310) 374-3481 or visit rbmarina.com

OTHER

Who painted the Whaling Wall seen on the west side of the AES Power Generating Facility?

The world-famous artist Wyland painted Whaling Wall 31, in 1991. In 2011, Wyland updated the Whaling Wall in honor of the 20th Anniversary. The Whaling Wall can be seen on North Harbor Drive at Marina Way in Redondo Beach King Harbor.