Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pier To Pier

During our visit to the South Bay Beach Cities, The Professor and I spent a lot of time walking on The Strand, which is a paved 'boardwalk' that runs from north of LAX south to Redondo Beach. We usually marked our distances from one city pier to another.

Manhattan Beach Pier in June Gloom haze

If you walk north from Manhattan Beach Pier you will eventually cross under the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) flight path over the beach and ocean at Dockweiler Beach.
If you walk south, you will have the beach on your right and beachy showcase homes on the left.
Canterbury Meets Manhattan Beach


McManhattanmansion, Italian style


Beach Victorian with Widow's Walk


California Stucco with Cactus tree


After you walk down the steps, still following The Strand, you are in Hermosa Beach.

Hermosa Beach Pier with Palos Verdes Peninsula in the background



If you are thirsty, you can stop off for refreshment at Hennessey's across from Hermosa Beach Pier.

We are somewhat partial to the breakfast omelettes at Scotty's, also by the Hermosa Pier, where you can sit in the enclosed patio and watch the surfers and volleyball players on the beach and the bikers and walkers on The Strand.


Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier: about one mile of concentrated beach culture.

19 comments:

ellen b. said...

Very nice taking this walk on the strand with you and your camera! :0)
Quite the variety of home styles...

Thom said...

What a great walking tour. The photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)

Melanie said...

What an amazing array of styles all in the one area. It must be impossible to choose a favourite.

Jane said...

What a lovely walk, Jane x

Knitting Linguist said...

I love it! What a great tour of the beaches -- those houses are huge!

ancient one said...

Loved this post... you are so thoughtful to tell us what's on the right and left... makes it easier to imagine.. your photos are wonderful...

Doug said...

I love Scotty's.

Good reminder, we need to get there again someday soon.

Flower said...

I remember that walk or at least some of it! What an array of homes, landscape and interesting things to see!!

M.Kate said...

I would love a stroll there, something about the sea and everything else that makes one dreamy. Have a great week.

acornmoon said...

I enjoyed my virtual walk along the "prom" as we call it in Britain. I do love to be beside the seaside!

Mug Monday was fun but I don't think I could spare the time to organize one every week, I would never get any work done.! But please thank you friend for the suggestion. There is of course no reason why other bloggers could not carry on with the idea.

Barbara said...

Thanks for these. I love getting further views of your area.
Sorry Sara was not well enought to meet with you.

Marg said...

Those beach walks are the best parts.
Except I would have trouble not stopping at all those shops.
Our like your European architecture.
I thought I was back in Italy.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Interesting. I've never perused the coastline that way. I so agree with your observation on Manhattan Beach, it has a very decided English flare. It also has a wonderful Rocky Mountain Chocolate Shop :)

david mcmahon said...

Some great images there - thanks for the tour.

(And I'm glad your husband liked the Spitfire post, too.)

Sharon Lynne said...

You are a beach expert! I love the beach too.

But if you asked me which I liked better...the beach or the mountains...it would be a hard choice!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Willow....

Enjoyed your beach walk and what a great variety of architecture along the way.

Hmmm! think I just go over to Hennessey’s Tavern.... omelettes for breakfast sounds just fine at 8 am on this Friday morning.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely series of photos, thanks for the tour!

Brian Miller said...

thanks for taking us on the walk with you..lovely scenery. congrats on the POTD nominee!

Cheffie-Mom said...

These photos are wonderful! Congrats on the Post of the Day mention from authorblog!