Redondo Beach Municipal Pier is accessed from the parking garage at the ocean end of Torrance Boulevard. Blue spaces are on Level Two in area six, next to a sidewalk at the water’s edge. The sidewalk leads to either end of the horseshoe-shaped pier. Shops on the pier sell tee shirts, kites, fast foods, and seafood. (Check the back of your parking ticket for coupons. Ours had one for toe rings. That’s right, toe rings.) We walked out onto the horseshoe-shaped pier, faced inland, and watched the backs of emerald green waves rolling onto the shore.

The bumper cars and arcade games are on the “International Boardwalk,” a sidewalk adjacent to the lower level of the parking garage. There’s a ramp down to the Boardwalk at the north end of Redondo Pier, and an elevator at the north end of the parking garage.

The South Bay Bicycle Trail passes through Level Two of the parking garage. We followed it north toward Hermosa Beach. About a quarter-mile from the parking garage, there is a small wooden sport-fishing pier where you can rent equipment and buy bait and fishing licenses. Although it’s a bumpy ride on a wheelchair, we liked this rustic old pier with its diner and tackle shop, a pier more attractive for fishing than for sightseeing.