El Segundo Beach


El Segundo Beach is a small and quiet beach between Manhattan Beach to the south and Playa Del Rey to the north. The beach is located in front of the Chevron oil refinery with its tall smokestacks. It’s a great place to spend the day on the beach surfing, cycling, playing volleyball, or just sunbathing.  


El Segundo Beach has a small parking lot that gives you the option to pull right up to the sand. There are restrooms, a beach shower, trash cans, and volleyball courts on the beach to utilize.

Located a 5-minute walk north of El Segundo Beach is Wind Sports Wind Gliding. They offer hand gliding lesson from the beach and is a fun adventure. El Segundo is one of my favorite beaches in Los Angeles due to its lack of crowds and the ability to park right up to the sand. 

Marvin Braude Bike Path

The Marvin Braude Bike Path runs through El Segundo Beach and is a great way to explore the surrounding beaches. The bike path is 22-miles and goes south to Redondo Beach and north to Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica. You will see plenty of people using the bike path for running, walking, rollerblading, and even skating. 

Dockweilder State Beach

Just north of the El Segundo beach is Dockweiler State Beach which has all the amenities to include an RV campground, fire pits, and restrooms.  It also includes Windsport hang gliding school, which is only a 5min walk.

El Porto

Just south of El Segundo Beach is El Porto. El Porto is the main surfing beach for Southbay and is a short 10min walk from El Segundo Beach.

See: El Porto


Parking is $13 all day on the weekends and $8 during the weekdays.

References and Other Adventures


El Porto

El Porto is a wonderful beach for any van or RV nomad who wants to go surfing or lay on the beach. It’s the most consistent surf break in the south bay and is located in North Manhattan Beach. There’s a good-sized parking lot along with restrooms, showers, trash cans, volleyball courts, and a small cafe.

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