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.

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July
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.

AUGUST
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.

Related: Guide To Watching The Grunion Run In Southern California

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There are few places to get the best view of the grunion runs in the Los Angeles area.

Hermosa Beach

517 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
www.hermosabch.org

Cabrillo Beach

3720 Stephen M White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
www.sanpedro.com

Malibu Pier

23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
www.malibupiersportfishing.com

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