By the Beach Running Trails / Bike Paths Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach and back is one of the iconic L.A. beach runs. The mostly wood chip path runs pleasantly along Ocean Ave. The highlight is “The Strand”, which pokes out for nearly 1 mile, affording a great view of the beach. It’s possible to continue another two miles to Hermosa Beach. It’s possible to run on the beach as well. The sand can be adequately firm close to the water during the right conditions.