Celebrate the ritual of spawning at one of these grunion runs in Los Angeles. When visiting a local beach to witness this traditional summer event, easily spot the grunions by looking for flocks of birds. The best nights to watch the grunion is on a full moon evening when the tide is high.
The grunion will be running on Los Angeles beaches at the following dates and times throughout the summer.
July 22, 9:35 p.m. to 11:35 p.m.
July 23, 10:20 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
July 24, 11:10 p.m. to 1:10 a.m.
July 25, 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Aug. 6, 9:35 p.m. to 11:35 p.m.
Aug. 7, 10:10 p.m. to 12:10 a.m.
Aug. 8, 10:40 p.m. to 12:40 a.m.
Aug. 9, 11:20 p.m. to 1:20 a.m.
Aug. 20, 9:40 p.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Aug. 21, 10:20 p.m. to 12:20 a.m.
Aug. 22, 11:05 p.m. to 1:05 a.m.
Aug. 23, 11:05 p.m. to 1:05 a.m.
There are few places to get the best view of the grunion runs in the Los Angeles area.
517 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
3720 Stephen M White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
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