Explore Swimming in Los Angeles
More than 20 beaches in the Los Angeles area give the millions of residents and visitors plenty of choice coastline property to spread out and enjoy the sun and surf. You can swim at most of these beaches, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa and Redondo Beach south of downtown or Will Rogers, Topanga or Malibu beaches to the north. For children, good choices include Marina “Mother’s” Beach and Alamitos Bay. A boat ride to Santa Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast, is another great option for swimming and other beach activities.