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 email@example.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: Daniel Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Can I sell something on the Redondo Beach Pier?
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.
Who owns and maintains the land west of Harbor Drive?
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.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
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
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.
LOST & FOUND
There is not a Lost & Found location at Redondo Beach Pier. If you lost an item near a business, you can check directly with nearby businesses or with one of the City of Redondo Beach Public Works maintenance staff working on the pier. You can also check with the Redondo Beach Police Department to see if anything has been reported to them or dropped off at their offices. All property turned into the Redondo Beach Police Department is held at 401 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. You may call the Property & Evidence Unit at (310) 379-2477, ext. 2719 to inquire about your Lost & Found item.