On this lovely day, I found myself at Redondo Beach Pier, just in time to see the sunset.
As a side note, Redonde Beach Pier was also used multiple times in the no-longer-running TV show, The O.C., as the “pier in Newport Beach.” How funny. For those who are not aware, Redondo Beach is definitely not Newport Beach. In fact, they aren’t even in the same county. Redondo Beach is in Los Angeles County while Newport Beach is in Orange County.
In my attempt to have a complete outfit shot taken, of course I failed and felt like I looked absolutely silly. As usual, I had to end the shoot with a silly face. At least the background looks nice. As for the outfit, I absolutely love these shoes. I love the style and they are extremely comfortable. Hurray for comfortable heels.
Redondo Beach/Redondo Beach Pier isn’t necessarily part of my list of favorite beach areas, but it was still a great day with a great sunset. I loved watching the pelicans dive straight into the water to catch fish. Those birds are crazy!
Please ignore my tired looking eyes and direct your focus onto the area in the background. Redondo Beach Pier has an interesting triangular design. Pictured above in the background is one side of this triangle, with restaurants along the waterfront. The one with the second-story pagoda-looking structure is Old Tony’s.
The cemented portion of the pier has these awesome sea-life related embossments. By the way, if you’re familiar with The O.C., this portion of the pier may look familiar: note the trees in planters and the circular logo on the barriers.
I love me some giant ice cream. Over by the older region of the pier, where the walkway is made of wooden planks instead of the newer cement, there is a nice little ice cream shop with this awesome giant effigy of an ice cream. They serve many different kinds of desserts. Although I didn’t try any of them myself, this place seemed pretty popular, so I would assume their stuff is tasty – and for a good price too!
This here is my little seagull buddy, who decided to stop on the barrier and pose for a camera shot! I love the lighting in this photo, by the way.
Dinner venue of the night: Kincaid’s Fish Chop & Steak House on the pier. I wish we had gotten a window seat, which has a view of the ocean, but those filled up rather quickly.
Finished the meal off with a latte and warm bread pudding topped with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. The consensus was that Kincaid’s isn’t anything special, but there was nothing necessarily bad about it. The food is good and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is nice. My only complaint would be how long it took for us to get our food. Even the starter bread took forever to get to our table.
The pier looks amazing lit up. It was overall a great night. Anno bene.