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Manhattan Beach Pier

The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Activities: Dining
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Nashville, Tennessee
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The pier is your ring-side view to see what Manhattan Beach village and the beach itself is all about. We walked out on the pier just before sunset and it was quite entertaining. Fisherman trying their best, families visiting the little aquarium at the end of the pier, and coffee drinkers enjoying a brew from the little café. Then we... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Manhattan Beach Pier. We also learned our lesson about parking this visit, which we suffered through last visit. Park at the public parking lot across from Sushi Fusion near Manhattan Beach Blvd. All spaces are metered, and there were available spaces, and it was hassle-free. Avoid driving, searching for parking. Just park, walk, and... More

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Plantation, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This pier is a combination fishing pier as well as a terrific location to view the lovely shore and coastline of Manhattan Beach. We particularly enjoyed watching the surfers who were surfing alongside the pier. Also a nice place for an evening stroll after visiting Manhattan Beach Creamery (delicious ice cream). There is no admission fee to the pier and... More

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Nags Head, NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This pier is not too busy and has great views north toward LA and south toward Hermosa beach. Stumbled upon the little aquarium at the end, and enjoyed it very much. Good place to bring little kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A very pleasant walk on this pier included a visit to the tiny free aquarium in the roundhouse at the end of the pier. Originally built between 1917 and 1920 the pier's roundhouse at the end was added to buffer the pier from the pounding surf. It is Southern California's oldest example of early reinforced concrete pier construction. Besides all... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

An amazing beach that I came to visit on a hot day. It has a great vibe, with clean sand. The overall cleanliness of the beach is fantastic, the city made sure trash cans and recycling bins are easy to locate. The bathrooms are also fairly big so there isn't a long line to go in.California beaches are just beautiful.

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Arundel, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It was fun to. Watch the surfers and cheer on the fishing locals. Restrooms were old and unkempt. It was a nice place to rest for a bit.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great spot to watch the sun set, watch the waves or just take a few minutes to regroup between catching the waves in the surf. Just be aware, if the beach patrol is active; jet skis, helicopter, land patrol, and some occasional activity, they might be looking for a shark as they were the day I was there. A... More

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had the perfect beach day at the pier. It is very convenient to restaurants and shopping and there is meeting parking along the street. It is 2 hour parking on the street, but we easily found a spot on a Saturday at 12:00 in September!

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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Manhattan Beach rocks. it is a little more upscale than Hermosa Beach, but still maintains the relaxed beach attitude. Great little shops, and so-me really amazing restaurants to pick from. Everything from foodie hot spots, to great beer halls. def. something for everybody. highly highly recommend the area. follow my travels on eats on instagram @gma0917

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