Hermosa Beach

Ask a sample of Angelenos to locate Hermosa Beach on a map, and you’ll soon realize that it’s one of LA’s best-kept secrets. Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway, “The Best Little Beach City” averages 325 days of sun a year—no wonder it’s home to professional and Olympic volleyball champions. Always partying and never pretentious, Hermosa Beach is a local escape from traffic, tourism, and faux-trendiness.

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