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Hermosa Beach - Fun and Food

By Joy A. Kennelly

You know what I love best about Hermosa Beach? The ocean. Hb_pier_ocean

I love that I can go down to the surf and walk along with the crashing waves while dodging piles of seaweed and the incoming tide. I love seeing the sandpipers digging in the foamy water that glides across the sand in rhythmic motion.

Hb_pier_ocean3I also love being alone with my thoughts except for the occasional jogger or walker who also wants to get away from the crowds on the strand and thus ignores me, as I do them. I love being able to look out over the expanse of the ocean and feel like it never ends. And how small I feel.

I love the smell of the sea, the feel of the cold water covering my body as I inch myself out to catch a wave willing myself to not be cold and adjust to the temperature to allow me to dive under the next big one that threatens to crash on top of me.

I love sitting on empty, closed lifeguard stations just watching the waves crash while the sun sets and thinking about my life and what's next. Flag_beach_stn_2

I love that during the winter it's like it's only my beach and only locals enjoy it with me. I love that there's always a pick up volleyball happening somewhere with people sitting around enjoying the day as I pass by doing the same. Pu_game_of_vball

I love that people express themselves in different ways and it's all good.

I love the variety of homes you see as you look back on the strand to find out where you are, or how far you've come or have to go.

I love that along the strand there are no tract homes, only unique, individualistic expressions of the home owners. I love that wood shingle houses are still around since that's what I grew up living in when we lived on the strand as a child in Manhattan Beach.
I also love all the beach cottages, mansions, and interesting stone homes you find as you walk along.

Beachy_bungalow   Gbs_home_2
Contrasting_house_on_other_side_of_ House_for_rent Modern_monstrositySee what I mean? Recognize any? :)


I also love the little cute restaurants we have that people probably don't even know about.  Java_man_with_md

Let me introduce you to some that have great food and really are restaurants, not bars - since we do have places that serve food with their alcohol or smoothies.:)

In no particular order... All price ranges, all types of food, all styles of dining from casual to cafes to vegetarian to Italian to American to very nice (some even have 5 star rating!) all over Hermosa Beach. Have you been? Aren't some of them adorable? And Yummy! Jaxx_dining Java_man_pin_up_union_cattle_2 

That's all for now. Next, Hermosa Beach's Fashion and Fitness and more fun...

                                               Zeppys_shirt_tales                 Upper_pier_ave_restaurants                                                                      The_union_cattle                         The_spot                                            The_beach_hut_hawaiin_food                                                                                     Thai_to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ragin_cagun                                                                          Planet_earth                                                                                                                                                            Pilates_place_and_stone_cold_creame                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phuket_thai                                                                                               Pedones_pizza                                                                                   Mediterraneo                                                                    Jitters_cafe                                                                                                                                       Mcdonalds                                                                                                                       Ashleys_deliBottle_inn Britney_spot Cajun Lapperts_coffee



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