The south bay area of Los Angeles is the place to go when you're done with
the freeways, tours of the movie stars homes and Rodeo Drive. The coastal
area and beach cities have many places for walks on the beach, drives along
the coast, surfing, diving, boating or cycling. After a few days of lounging
on the beach, swimming or biking, and viewing the beautiful scenery then you
might have the stamina to tackle Disneyland.
There is a 22.8 mile "strand" of sidewalk along the sandy coast from Santa Monica's Will Roger's State Beach (former Baywatch location) to Torrance Beach. Along this coast:
Past Torrance Beach are the cliffs of the Palo Verdes Peninsula, an area of unsurpassed beautiful ocean views. The land is constantly shifting and the winding, bumpy Palos Verdes Drive passes pristine coves and scenic views. There is a whale watching center and museum where you can learn about the migration of the grey whales, which can be sited from the area during the season. Also worth viewing is the Wayfarer's Chapel, a glass church nestled among the trees, designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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