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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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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As many reviewers have said, it's not Santa Monica and there isn't much to do on the pier, but sometimes all you need is a nice place to sit with a cool breeze. This is that place. Grab your coffee up the street, head down to the pier and grab a seat on one of the many benches. Kick back... More

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Manhattan Beach pier is a wonderful walking area and always a pleasure to stroll and sit to look at the wonderful ocean below. However, there is little else so don't go there thinking you're going to have a lot to do. If you're fine with the stroll and stopping for coffee, then it's a great find. There are numerous restaurants... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As a young family I would not rush to walk the pier. It looks great from the pathway or the beach, but we visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty manic. Our 20 month old was pretty lost and our 5 year old got a bit bored once her ice cream was done. I would recommend a stroll... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the view from the pier. Beach Is beautiful never knew so many people fish on the pier. The further you go out on the pier the more fishing poles you see. Personally I sat down on the benches and just enjoyed the view!!!

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Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this pier, parking SUCKS though. The only downside was the big pollution stacks you have to look at to the left and right of the pier....it ruins pictures, and the looks of the coastline. But there was a cute aquarium at the end of the pier with starfish!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have to say....of all the neighborhoods in this general area of Los Angeles, I could not be happier living where I do in Manhattan Beach. Fantastic area, beautiful, relatively safe & clean. How happy it makes me to be able to walk straight down the hill and be in Downtown Manhattan Beach. A few steps further is The Strand... More

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ROCHESTER NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Walked the area. Nice visit, clean beach. Pier was a 15 minute stroll. Pleasant, nice breeze. No fishing permitted at time of visit, after recent shark incident No rides or amusements like Santa Monica, but bathrooms seemed a little cleaner.

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Lucerne Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a nice walk down the pier after breakfast at The Kettle. A variety of activities to observe/participate in, fishing, volleyball, aquarium. Nice view of The Strand.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice and clean beach , and very peaceful . Nice restaurant all around . The only one thing we dislike the traveling by buses ,you need to wait 20 to 40 minutes for each bus ,so if you drive we recommend a car .

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Southington, Connecticut
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The pier provides a beautiful and relaxing walk over the ocean. There is a small aquarium at the end which my kids really enjoyed. We also spent some time just sitting on a bench eating ice cream and watching the surfers and fishermen. It's beautiful in the evening too.

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