BeachLife Festival is an outdoor music event that aims to provide guests with a unique experience. The inaugural event took place in May 2019 and featured world-class musicians like Bob Weir, Jason Mraz, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson, and Brian Wilson.
The venue is spread out over 8.6 acres of land in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. Multiple stages are set up at different parts of Seaside Lagoon and nearby King Harbor.
The festival is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Allen Sanford and Rob Lissner. They had the vision to turn BeachLife Festival into the biggest and most popular event of its kind in the South Bay area. Thousands of people flock to the region to enjoy everything it has to offer and soak in the fun beach culture.
In addition to bringing top live musical acts to fans, the organizers aim to give back to the community by partnering with non-profit organizations in the area. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting environmental causes. Efforts are also taken to keep the carbon footprint of the event as low as possible.
General Admission, VIP, and Super VIP (Captain) passes go on sale a few months before the event. You have the option of choosing between single-day, two-day, and three-day passes. They range in price from $100 (single-day General Admission ticket) to $2500 (three-day Captain’s Pass).
VIP ticket holders can enter the venue through a separate express lane and will be able to enjoy all the offsite events in addition to the main performances. BeachLife Festival is an all-ages festival, and children under the age of 5 can enter for free. More information on tickets and schedules can be found on the festival website.
Redondo Beach is located along the shorelines of Southern California and is close to I-405, CA-107, I-110 and the Pacific Coast Highway (CA-1). You’ll be able to take in some gorgeous views on your drive to the area, especially if you take the Pacific Coast Highway. Keep in mind that parking spots are extremely limited, so it’s a good idea to park your rig nearby and head to the festival using public transportation.
Keep road and weather conditions handy via Caltrans communications online or by phone. Social media communications for Los Angeles County and Redondo Beach may also be helpful resources during your travels.
There are a few paid parking options available nearby, but space for larger rigs may be difficult to find close to the venue. Spots tend to fill up fast, especially on the weekends. You’ll need to get there as early as possible to nab a spot. The organizers request patrons to cut down their carbon footprint by carpooling, biking, or taking public transportation to the venue.
A free shuttle service is available to patrons attending the festival. You can also get there by taking a bus or by hopping on the Redondo Beach Metro. Another option is to take a taxi or use a ride-hailing app. Drop-off points are conveniently located right outside the venue.
There are no onsite camping options, and overnight parking is not allowed. It’s a good idea to book a spot at an RV park or campsite in advance in or near the Redondo Beach area.
Several of the RV parks in the area are located close to the beach and within a 20-minute drive of the venue, or within a longer walk or bike ride. This is why RVers flock to the city in the summer. You’ll find campsites and RV parks for every budget in the region. A couple of them are close to freeways, making it easy to travel to and from desired locations.
Guests are encouraged to bike or skateboard to the festival. However, you will not be able to take these into the venue. Free bicycle, skateboard, and stroller parking is available. Most parts of the site are navigable by wheelchair. Anyone who needs assistance getting around can ask for a helper. The stages have accessible viewing areas with seating provided.
Most festival attendees will be dressed in casual summer clothing. You’re likely to see a few costumes and colorful wigs as well. Keep things stylish and simple in shorts and a fun top or t-shirt. You can always add a bit of flair with a pair of quirky sunglasses and a hat. Comfortable footwear is a must since there will not be much seating available. Don't forget your swimsuits and favorite beach shoes.
Small and medium-sized backpacks and bags are allowed. A few useful things to carry are sunscreen, binoculars, chapstick, earplugs, gum, hand sanitizer, and a portable charger. Chairs will not be allowed into the venue area, and there is limited seating. So take a standard sized beach towel or a collapsible, non-metal chair.
Southern California is prone to earthquakes, so be sure to check if the Redondo Beach Police Department has issued any road alerts before planning your trip. Since you’re going to be standing in the sun for a good amount of time, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat are a must. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and top it up at one of the filtered water stations.
Cooking is not allowed at the venue, and guests cannot bring in coolers or outside food and beverages. You will be permitted to cook at your campground on a portable stove or with the cooking appliances in your RV. Local laws may allow you to carry a limited amount of gas or fuel. Open fires, charcoal fires, or campfires may not be allowed at your campground if a fire ban is in effect.
You won’t need to venture far from the festival venue to find some great food and drinks. Be sure to try the delicious crab legs, poke, and other seafood delights. Or grab a refreshing drink at one of the craft beer bars or beachside shacks. Travelers will also find excellent Thai, Italian, and Japanese food to be had in this seaside community.
The food on offer is one of the highlights of the BeachLife Festival. There will be a number of food trucks and food vendors serving up delicious snacks, desserts, and drinks. If you’re in the mood for a drink, you can head to one of the bars or the beer and wine village. Most providers will accept a card, but having some cash on hand would be helpful.
All bags will be checked before you’re allowed to enter and you may be subjected to an airport-style pat-down as well. Security officers will be stationed inside and outside the venue. While VIP pass holders have all day re-retry privileges, guests with general admission tickets will only be allowed to re-enter with some regulations.
Southern California weather is typically warm and sunny at the time of year when BeachLife Festival takes place. It will go on, rain or shine, and no refunds or exchanges will be given. In the unlikely event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, evacuation measures are in place to get guests out safely.
A first aid tent will be present at the venue, next to the main entrance. There will also be an information tent nearby where patrons with disabilities can get support and assistance. Medically necessary devices and medications will be allowed in as long as they are labeled and you’re carrying the proper documentation.