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Manhattan Beach Pier

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Address: The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Calm place to stroll and enjoy the view

This pier is relatively quiet and uncrowded with great views of the ocean, the beach and the surfers below. there are washrooms at both ends and a cafe on the ocean end. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This pier is relatively quiet and uncrowded with great views of the ocean, the beach and the surfers below. there are washrooms at both ends and a cafe on the ocean end. The shore end is steps away from several bars, restaurants and cafes. There is parking along the shore but it can fill up quickly at night and on... More 

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It's a nice walk out into the ocean without getting wet. Our lunch reservations called us back before we would get to the end and we were disappointed. A little fishing, people watching, getting in some exercise. Perfect little hike.

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Los Angeles has so many beaches all with their own personality. Manhattan Beach is a very classy Beach. Rich professionals and athletes make this area their home. It is not a Venice-style beach with street performers and Hippy chaos. It is sophisticated and clean, at the bottom of a sloped street. The shops are expensive, but you will find beauty... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Loved the peace and quiet, the locals surfing and the small shark museum. There are a few stores, but it is not busy, and is a quick 1 mile walk from Sepulveda Blvd.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While there are several piers to choose from in the LA area, the MB pier is one of my favorites: calmer and less touristy than Santa Monica, but with a bustling town behind you. The scenery is what makes this pier a rather picturesque place to enjoy the sights and smells of the sea. There is a small aquarium at... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

they have an aquarium for kids, touch the starfish, fun, fun, fun. There is a little shack that makes the greatest cold coffee ever. Ocean can be seen for miles and miles. People fishing, and surfing, tanning and playing in the sand. Great for families.

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brisbane
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13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great place to admire the ocean and watch the surf and surfers. Great photography opportunities of the bridge pilons, or Gopro the surf. Water clean, but freezing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice place to take a stroll and take in the sights, both geographic and people. I always walk on the pier after taking a walk along the strand, admiring the homes and the people (translate: women!)

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East Greenville, PA
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Manhattan Beach Pier is another one of those S. CA experiences. It is just off the strand and affords an enjoyable walk out over the Pacific. Couples, families, fishermen and the like will all be present enjoying the salt air and the views from the pier. At the end of the pier stands a building with an aquarium. It houses... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Being in MB is special and a walk out on the pier is very nice. The view is great, the aquarium at the end is small but worthwhile and its nice to sit on one of the many benches and just watch the surfers or the people walking by. Very relaxing.

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