Redondo Beach is one of the three resort cities in Los Angeles County and attracts a large crowd every year. Real estate in Redondo Beach is relatively pricey because of its location. Redondo Beach, therefore, is a relatively affluent community. The community is also very varied with a large mix of different races, cultures and lifestyles.
Redondo Beach has over 20 regional parks. Unfortunately, though, as it stands, none of them accessible with dogs as the current ordinances disallow dogs due the lack of staff to monitor the parks. These regulations are (thankfully!) subject to change as there are over 3,600 dogs licensed in Redondo Beach, and there have been discussions to lift the ban on dogs in a few parks.
Dog owners can visit the Redondo Beach Dog Park in the meantime. As it is the only real park where dogs are allowed, the park is relatively big and offers separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. The park is completely fenced which means dogs are allowed to run wild without a leash. Fresh water and shade are in ample supply.
There are a large variety of options to stay in Redondo Beach, California, considering it is home to many hotels and suites as a beach resort. Furthermore, it is also possible to rent a pet-friendly condo or beach house.
In North Redondo Beach, there is a park called Dominguez Park. In 1992, a section of land was set aside in the park for a dog park, called the Redondo Beach Dog Park. Here, dogs can run leash-free for three acres! There are separate areas for large and small dogs, both with lush grass. The park is fenced in and upon dawn until dusk, apart from Wednesdays, when it opens at noon. The non-profit organization “Friends of the Redondo Beach Dog Park” sponsors activities and maintains the space through volunteer efforts. If you’d like to attend a meeting, they are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm at 514 North Prospect Avenue.
In the exposed neighborhood of Camino Real, take shelter from the sun at Hopkins Wilderness Park. This hilltop park offers 11 acres of wooded land, complete with paths, tall trees, and a pond with fish and lots of rocks for the turtles to sun themselves. Fish food is available, so please use it! On the weekends, the park offers overnight camping for a fee. There are sometimes events at the ampitheatre on the grounds, so be sure to reserve your camping spot in advance. For day trips, park and hike to the west side of the park to catch a view of Redondo. With four natural areas - forest, meadows, streams, and the aforementioned pond, this is the perfect place to escape the wilderness and without leaving town.
You’ve probably been on a pub crawl before, but have you been on a dog friendly brew tour? Probably not. Well, here’s your chance. In the area of Redondo known as Torrance, there are tons of breweries within walking distance. Grab your best buds, your dog, and a leash. Traveling in a circular route from east to west, start at Smog City Brewing with something light, like Tim’s Matrimony Ale. Move on to Cosmic Brewery for a sample of Strawberry Hefeweizen. Continue on through Monkish Brewing Co., The Dudes’ Brewing Co., Yorkshire Square Brewery, Strand Brewing Co., and Absolution Brewing Company. Be sure to pack a snack and some water for your pup, though the servers at any of these fine establishments would be able to provide water. If you’re still standing, continue on to Scholb Premium Ales, before catching an Uber home.
Whether you’ve got a puppy, teenager, or old dog, it’s never too late to teach them new tricks through a specialized training program. At Zoom Room in Lawndale, dogs and humans learn how to communicate with each other. This isn’t just training for dogs, it’s training for humans. Zoom Room’s goal is to enhance dogs’ lives and our enjoyment of them. You can't drop your dog off - you must stay and participate in training at this indoor dog park. Dogs and humans are sure to have a great time and meet lots of new friends, while learning each other’s strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Zoom Room is also open for dog parties, private training, and play groups meet-ups.
In the Old Town Torrance neighborhood of Redondo Beach, a couple of pet lovers have started an in-home dog care facility. Tish and David are the owners of Walk N’ Roll Pet Sitting. If you’ve got to go away for the weekend, your pup will love staying in their cage-free private home. It’s equipped with a large gated fence, shady trees, garden, fluffy pet beds and gazebo. The couple own four rescue dogs of their own: Maddle, Scooby, DaVinci, and Stella. Tish was also the Los Angeles Chapter Coordinator of The National Canine Cancer Foundation from 2009 to 2014. Your dog(s) will be in great hands and receive lots of love, not to mention have a great time, while staying at Walk N’ Roll.