Photo Provided By Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
Photo Provided By Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

6 Places in South Bay to See the Most Breathtaking Views

Get Your Camera Out, Because These SoCal Views Are Amazing

Written By: Keyla Vasconcellos Best Views South Bay

As you take the scenic route on PCH and pass through South Bay, there’s no doubt how much beauty it possesses. Take a day trip and explore the breathtaking views at each of the below-mentioned locations. Decide on a rooftop or park and enjoy panoramic views alongside the crisp ocean air.

Best Views South Bay

Rooftop Relaxation

Head over to Shade Hotel Redondo Beach and relax poolside on the rooftop aquadeck with views of the King Harbor Marina, full of boats ready to set sail. Remember to take panoramic shots that capture Palos Verdes all the way to Malibu while tanning and enjoying a cocktail—or two. “Sunrise to sunset, afternoon tea to handcrafted cocktail, with views of the infinite ocean. We can make your dream visions a reality,” said General Manager Sandra Vivas.

Native Knowledge: Consider hosting your birthday at their onsite restaurant Sea Level and look forward to birthday bottle service where the bottle price is based on your age. And never pay more than $30 because, let’s be honest, we’re never more than 30 at heart.

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
655 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sunset Superstar

With numerous Manhattan Beach restaurants to choose from, The Strand House most definitely boasts the best views with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier. The menu highlights standout dishes like fresh seafood and wood-fired pizzas and lighter bites via charcuterie and cheese. “Located just steps from the Manhattan Beach Pier, The Strand House, with its floor to ceiling windows, boasts a one-of-a-kind spectacular 180 view of the pacific,” said Director of Operations Shanna Lien.

Native Knowledge: For a romantic atmosphere, arrive at sunset and revel in the striking landscape. Don’t forget to order the glazed vanilla bean donuts for dessert.

Strand House
117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



Rancho Palos Verdes’ Founders Park possesses some of South Bay’s most breathtaking views. The park has a trail that leads to the beach for those wanting to enjoy a tranquil hike as well.

Native Knowledge: Bring your furry companion along to experience the beauty, just make sure they’re on a leash.

Founders Park
1 Trump National Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

I Sea You!

Drive over to Lookout Point Park in San Pedro for sweeping views of Catalina, Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Consider going at night to watch the glimmering lights alongside the ships approaching the harbor.

Native Knowledge: Bring quarters for the telescopes so you can get a closer look.

Lookout Point Park
3400 N Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA 90731


Perfect for Picnics

Miramar Park is located just above Torrance Beach. Bring friends and family, a blanket and unwind with a delightful picnic and a beautiful oceanic backdrop.  

Native Knowledge: During warmer months, check out the art shows! They’re a perfect combination as you appreciate the South Bay views.

Miramar Park
201 Paseo De La Playa
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Park It Like It’s Hot

Del Cerro Park is the place to go for working out near the ocean. Break a sweat and admire the Portuguese Bend and panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. With so many trails to choose from, there’s something new to explore every time.

Native Knowledge: Breaking a sweat with your pup? They have water fountains for humans and your furry friend!

Del Cerro Park
2 Park Pl
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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