Last Updated on June 10, 2023

The Hermosa Beach sand berms are a popular spot for dune sledding, particularly for children, due to their relatively gentle slopes which offer a good balance of challenge and safety.

The sand berms are located on either side of the Hermosa Pier and provide a good location for sledding and other beach activities and family fun.

Sand dune sledding at Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles
Sand Sledding in Hermosa Beach, LA

Like other beaches all around Los Angeles, during the winter months sand berms are constructed to protect the beach from strong winds and waves, but these artificial sand dunes have a much more recreational purpose, as kids love to slide down their slopes using sleds and disc saucers of all kind.

The beach sledding season in LA starts in November (usually around Thanksgiving) all the way to late February or early March, depending on weather.

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Sand Sledding in LA: Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier

Hermosa Beach Pier

The Hermosa Beach sand berms are large mounds of sand located on either side of the Hermosa Pier that provide ample oceanfront space for activities such as sledding, sunbathing, sandcastle building, and picnicking.

This beach is a popular choice for families with children, second only to Venice Beach, and has ample parking options including both parking lots and street parking. However, it can get crowded at times.


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About Hermosa Beach

Located on the outskirts of Los Angeles County, Hermosa Beach is a popular beach destination due to its wide sandy beach, excellent surf, and good swimming areas.

The beach stretches for about 2 miles and has 94 acres of public beach, with various volleyball nets located along the sand. Volleyball tournaments and surf festivals are also held throughout the year, providing additional opportunities for visitors and residents to enjoy the beach.

In addition to its beach, Hermosa Beach is known for its vibrant and laid-back atmosphere, with a variety of restaurants, bars, and other attractions.

Video: Sand Dune Sledding at Hermosa Beach Pier Sand Berms

Getting there

Address: Hermosa Avenue & 33rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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