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Manhattan Beach Pier

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Address: The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Activities: Dining

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Free aquarium

Free activities are great and this one was also educational which is always great when travelling with children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Shellharbour, Australia
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Shellharbour, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Free activities are great and this one was also educational which is always great when travelling with children.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed watching the surfers. We also spotted a seal and a bottle nose dolphin swimming in the ocean.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wander down, spend 10 minutes in the aquarium (free - donation requested) and stroke a starfish, then wander back again!

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Seattle, Washington
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a fantastic location to take in the sun, ocean air, and the ambiance of the beach. There are several benches to relax with friends or loved ones and watch the wonders of the ocean and beach life. A great place to visit!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We caught bus to Manhatten beach from LAX airport area. It was very pretty and beautiful mansions on the beach front owned by rich and famous people. You can walk along the pier or the gorgeous beach and a big shopping centre is near by. Nice way to spend a few hours if you have long flight stop over.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The pier is clean and neat, very well kept. The aquarium is small, but gives you the opportunity to touch starfish and see other fish and find out some good educational info about the area.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Manhattan Beach. We went for spring break. The ocean was very cold but the air temperature was close to perfect. We would highly recommend this vacation spot

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Dallas, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed walking down to the water and feeling the sand sift through our toes. Families and couples were enjoying the afternoon in the sun. It was fun to walk on the beach and watch the surfers ride the waves. The waves were crashing onto the piers by the end of the afternoon. Awesome. I would suggest wearing old shoes... More 

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were staying in Manhattan Beach and enjoyed the walks on the pier to see the surfers. It's a beautiful view and a great place to take pics of the sunset. If you get a chance to walk the beach there are washing stations so you can wash your feet before putting your shoes back on.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Terrific place to stroll, enjoy the sights and smells of the ocean, and hit the road. Saw families with small children enjoying the aquatic life mini-museum. Fabulous place to catch some Vitamin D and people-watch.

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