Few cities in the world rival L.A. for fantastic beach running options. In the north are Malibu, and Santa Monica/Venice beaches; further south are Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. The Marvin Braude Bike Path is a paved, 22-mile path from Rogers Park in the Pacific Pallisades in the North to Torrance Beach in the South Bay. Pick any point you like, and run! Note there are one or two spots where you will have to get on a road to connect to the beach path, especially in Marina Del Rey.