Hermosa Beach is located in the Greater Los Angeles area, and is known as one of the three Beach Cities, with Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south being the other two. Surf shops, sandy beaches, palm trees and the Pacific Coast Highway all make this place radiate with sunny SoCal vibes.
Pups living in Hermosa Beach get to live it up in the sun year round. South Park is a pawsome place for some outdoor fun. Two legged guests can take advantage of the playground and barbecue areas while the four legged park patrons sniff around the open grassy field. Paved walking paths are also available here. Take a few laps around so your pup can get his daily exercise.
Folks in Hermosa Beach love having their canine companions tag along by their side. Luckily there are over a dozen pet friendly restaurants in the area, so when it’s time to grab a bite to eat, your pooch can join you. The Gum Tree serves up Australian cuisine. Snack on some avocado toast or a vegemite and kale salad at one of the pet friendly outdoor tables. For some Italian flare, stop by Paisano’s Pizza and Pasta. There are three outdoor tables for dog loving diners. Watch out- your pal will probably want a meatball or two!
Hermosa Valley Greenbelt cuts right through South Hermosa. Leash up your pup and take a stroll down this 3.5 mile trail. With all the lush shrubs, trees and flowers, you’ll soon forget you are only minutes away from bustling Los Angeles. Your favorite walking buddy can get his heart rate going as you pass by the beach communities of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. For a mid-walk refreshment, hop over to Paciugo Gelato Caffe. While you nibble on some creamy gelato, your dog can get a drink from the water bowl set out for four legged guests.
A visit to Hermosa Beach is not complete without taking a walk on The Strand. The Central Hermosa Beach Sand area provides prime access to this twenty mile long paved path. You and your leashed pooch can get up close and personal with the sand and waves as you stroll along this beachfront trail. It’s a very pup-ular thoroughfare, so make sure your buddy is fine to run alongside cyclists, skateboarders and joggers. If his four paws get tired, pull off the trail at Noble Park. Take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy the ocean views.
Hermosa Beach Sand is home to Valley Park, a delightful neighborhood park spreading over eight acres. Not only does it have a playground, basketball court, amphitheater and barbecue areas, it also has a large grassy field perfect for canine exploration. Your furry BFF will also enjoy taking some laps around the paved walking path. There are plenty of shade trees, so grab a snack and chill out while your pooch looks for squirrels. If your four legged pal has a lot of energy, the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt is just across the street. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, as you don’t want a thirsty pup on your hands.
The Redondo Beach Dog Park is the local canine gathering spot. Don’t let your dog miss out on all the fun. Just two miles east in the Redondo Beach neighborhood of Prospect and Beryl, this park is a pawsome place to let your pooch mix and mingle with new four legged friends. She can romp and wrestle with other pups, or check out the new terrain on her own. Take a seat on one of the benches and watch your fur baby have the time of her life. Water fountains are available, so make sure she gets plenty to drink.
Is your pooch itching to run? Polliwog Dog Park is only three miles north of Hermosa Beach. Located in the Meadows neighborhood of Manhattan Beach, this dog park has plenty of room for running, chasing and rolling around. At this park, small and large pups play together, so if you have a petite pooch, make sure she is okay to run with the big dogs. Water is available here, and there is also plenty of shade. For a nice leashed walk, pop over to Polliwog Park and take some laps around the paved paths. At the center of this park is a large pond with a lot of wandering ducks and turtles. If your pup is prone to chase little critters, you might want to stick to the walking trails.