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Manhattan Beach Pier

The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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88%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
69 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
59 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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