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Hermosa Beach

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Hermosa Beach in Southern California
Dwight Crum, local lifeguard and namesake for the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim from Hermosa Beach pier to Manhattan Beach pier in Southern California

Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States. The city is part of the three Beach Cities of the greater Los Angeles area including Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south and east.

The city's beach is popular for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing, open water swimming and paddle boarding. The city itself extends only about 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks from north to south, with the Pacific Coast Highway running down the middle. Situated on the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa's average temperature is 70°F in the summer and 55°F in the winter.

A paved path, called The Strand, runs along Hermosa's beach from Torrance Beach in the south approximately twenty miles north to Santa Monica and the Hermosa Beach pier is at the end of Pier Avenue, which is one of the beach community's main and shopping, eating and partying areas.

Ocean Swimming

Hermosa Beach is site of the following ocean swims:

Dwight Crum Pier-To-Pier Swim

The Dwight Crum Pier-To-Pier Swim starts on the south side of Hermosa Pier and finishes on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information and pre-qualification requirements, contact

Manhattan Beach Channel Swimming Clinic

Hermosa Beach is site of the annual Manhattan Beach Channel Swimming Clinic, a 4-day intensive channel swimming clinic hosted by Mallory Mead.

CrossFit Games

Hermosa Beach was site of the Beach event of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games.

USLA Championships

Hermosa Beach is site of the 2016 United States Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships.

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