Summer beach days in Los Angeles County is an ongoing list so check back throughout the summer. This list will also include other activities I sometimes do on the way to or returning from the beach.
ANNUAL SUMMER EVENTS
Teen Beach Day and Bonfire — Fridays, June 6 & 11 2pm-10 pm
Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo. Open to all homeschool teens and their families. Cost is FREE. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.urbanhomeschoolers.com
Annual Used Curriculum Sale — Tuesday, July 8 10am-1pm
Calvary Chapel East Anaheim, 5605 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim 92807
Chik-Fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day — Friday, July 11th
This is a fun family event where each participant that dares to dress as a cow is rewarded with a FREE meal. We haven’t decided what is funnier — people who think don’t know about this event or those creative souls who go all out with their costumes. To learn more at http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Cows/Appreciation-Day.
Sand Castle Design Contest — Sunday, August 3 at 9am-noon
Located on the south side of Manhattan Beach Pier. Cost is FREE.
Age Divisions (Individuals): Youth (Ages 5 to 8), Pre-Teens (Ages 9 to 12), and Teens and Adults (Ages 13+). http://www.citymb.info/city-officials/parks-and-recreation/family-fun-and-special-events/sand-castle-design-contest-rules
WEEKLY SUMMER EVENTS
Picnics on the Promenade — Fridays May 16-September 26 12pm-3pm
Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Picnicgoers are welcome to bring their own foodand enjoy FREE music to help celebrate Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary. Live music is provided by KCRW 89.9. http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/summer-specials.
Summertime Beach Days — Tuesdays noon-3pm
This is a multi-homeschool group beach day near the water line and straight in front of Good Stuff restaurant, 1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. http://www.eatgoodstuff.com/strandcam2. There’s a parking garage on the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 13th Street. It takes credit cards. Hosted by South Bay Homeschool Network at http://sbhn.50megs.com/index.html.
Movies on The Boardwalk — Fridays June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7pm-10pm
Redondo Beach Pier. Cost is FREE. http://www.redondo.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=27662
Movies at Mom’s Beach — Fridays & Saturdays 8pm
5825 East Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803. Cost is FREE.
Movies on the beach start at dusk (approximately 8 pm)
Fridays: August 8; Saturdays: June 21, July 12, September 6
Movies at Granada Beach — Tuesdays 8pm
5101 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803. Cost is FREE.
Tuesdays: July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9
Grunion Run — Sunday, July 13th & Monday, July 28th 8pm
Meet at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
A guided tour costs $5/adults and $1/child. Please view instructional materials at http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/education/programs-individual-family/meet-the-grunion.asp. This is a public beach. You can view the Grunions for FREE. For more information, visit http://www.yelp.com/biz/grunion-run-san-pedro and http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/grunionschedule.asp.
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I drive to Los Angeles County regularly. While there I like to visit:
Savers — Mon-Sat 9-9 & Sun 10-7
2360 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801
This is my favorite thrift store chain. I have found many books and videos I use for homeschooling. http://www.savers.com