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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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Corte Madera, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good way to watch the waves, and surfers, roll in. At the end there is a small aquarium/museum that will hold your attention for a few minutes. Then continue your stroll along the pier, thinking about which packed restaurant/bar on shore is the right place for you to continue your Beach getaway.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite places on earth. Manhattan Beach Pier gives a unique view to The Strand and all of the multi-million dollar beach homes.

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Edmonton, Canada
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199 reviews 199 reviews
80 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

after spending the whole afternoon in the water till the sunset, we checked the pier out. not as flashy as the piers in newport beach or santa monica beach, but it is still ok very few people, rather quite, no bustle of fishermen, unlike the pier at newport beach. the street leading up to the pier has lots happening, probably... More

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Lucas, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've always liked this part of California's beaches. While it has few seashells (that disappoints me), it is a nice, moderately busy pier and beach. This particular time, the waves were higher than normal due to 'weather' elsewhere. That certainly drew out a massive amount of surfers.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

2 hours parking max means lots of movement in parking spaces. Beach parking of 5 hr max is more difficult to get, but there are hidden locations that locals use (ask concierge). If you are staying close by its better to Uber or catch a taxi. Perfect SoCal beach community - like what you expect from TV. Oh it is... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I live in Los Angeles and though we have several Piers to visit, I always go for The Manhattan Beach Pier. I love the environment, the people, local shops and restaurants. I can go on and on about this place, but I'll share my photography experience. If you are interested in photography. The Manhattan Beach Pier a great spot to... More

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Midway, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Clean beach with great waves for surfing, body surfing, swimming. Volleyball galore. Walked the strand by night, body surfed by day.

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must-go-visit place when you're in Los Angeles. Take a camera. You'll be glad you did! The waves crashing against the pier are breathtaking. Especially for a first time visitor to the West Coast.

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Marco Island, Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
52 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a layover in LA and decided to go to Manhattan Beach for part of our day. The Pier was nice to walk out on and see the swimmers, fake breasts getting tanned and some fearless surfer dudes among other interesting sights! The pier had a great place to view sunset and enjoy the breeze.

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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187 reviews 187 reviews
44 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I'm from Michigan, Day 2 here, walked down to pier, excellent view, nice pier, beautiful day, stopped and took some pics from pier, just a nice walk, a must.

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