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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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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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226 reviews 226 reviews
49 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

had a long layover so i came to manhattan beach from the airport. had a chance to walk around the pier. it always bring some peace to me. some new businesses by the street. the area is still clean and nice. overall, a wonderful serene experience. i would recommend walking this pier and the hermosa pier. if you have time,... More

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Santa Cruz, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited the pier and beach to its immediate south to play in my first Manhattan Beach 6 man. It was an incredible experience -- great competition, camaraderie, and fun. I will definitely be back for more!

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The beach is beautiful and clean, the pier was nice, it had a nice little aquarium at the end but not much more.

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Los Angeles, California
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333 reviews 333 reviews
41 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Santa Monica bike path runs right past the Manhattan Beach pier making it a great rest stop on the route from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach. Great surfing and lots of volleyball gets played in and around the pier. If you take a short walk up the hill, you will find a variety of restaurants and shopping in Manhattan... More

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

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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