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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, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
Activities: Dining

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Greensboro, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Cool little pier that is free and great spot in mornings to watch the surfers. Have a little snack bar at the end of the pier with some decent coffee selections. Great place to walk around.

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Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went to many piers during our California trip, but this one ranked near the top. I think it was a combination of the neighborhood that you walk through to get to the pier, along with the views from the pier. Looking back towards Manhattan was amazing to see how all the houses were stacked right on top of each... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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260 reviews 260 reviews
103 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nothing special, just a regular pier. But take a walk out to end for a nice view of Manhattan Beach. You can watch the surfers and take in the sea breeze. There is a nice cafe at the end of the pier that makes good food/coffee

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Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We spent several hours on a Saturday morning in November at the Manhattan Beach Pier. There was plenty of parking available, but we chose to park a couple blocks south to enjoy the walk. The pier was a highlight of our trip to LA for my 13 year old Minnesotan son. A lot of intestine sights, from birds to surfers... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice place for a walk (also a good place to spot dolphins), but not as nice as the Santa Monica pier.

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Tucson, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After a great lunch at Brewco, we wandered down to pier enjoy some of the warm California sun (yes it was actually out). It was a short walk to the end of the pier where refreshments were sold. On our walk back, we stopped to watch the surfers ride the waves next to and around the pier. If you are... More 

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Manhattan Beach pier is a great place to view the Santa Monica bay looking both north and south. It can be windy so dress appropriately.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The roundhouse has a little aquarium at the end which will appeal to many, esp kids who can touch the animals.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are single, family or something in between this a great place to wander and walk around if you have several hours to burn. Restaurants are abundant. Plenty of parking, but it could be a challenge on weekends or holidays. Great place to walk around, people watch, enjoy the ocean, surfers and the neighborhood homes. Stay for and watch... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
70 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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