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Address: Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA
Phone Number: (310) 379-9901
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Grand Adventure at the Beach

Wide open beaches with a 20 mile strand on the sand allows you to ride a bike or walk to your hearts delight without danger of colliding with a vehicle. Downtown MB is a mecca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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222 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wide open beaches with a 20 mile strand on the sand allows you to ride a bike or walk to your hearts delight without danger of colliding with a vehicle. Downtown MB is a mecca for shopping in a small beach community with upscale shops and loads of eating establishments. The MB pier takes you about 100 yards into the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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585 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to get your exercise in, you have ample opportunity. There is Botha walking/jogging trail as well as a separate bike path. The view of the ocean, the cool houses and of course the people watching make for a nice morning walk/jog.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful beachside town with boutique shops. The beach is patrolled and kept very clean. Nice to sit and watch the planes coming and going from nearby LAX

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many of California's beach towns, and this one of my favorites. The atmosphere is very relaxed but not fake or pretentious. Very down to earth residents from all income groups, coexisting nicely. There is no shortage of small non chain shops and restaurants. My new favorite beach town, relaxed and quaint.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Great beach town that has exploded over the years and been able to maintain that small town feel. Growing up in the area there is a lot Manhattan has to offer, great beaches, parks, housing, & schools. Enjoy the restaurants and boutiques! Definitely go to the Hometown fair if you are in the area at that time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Downtown Manhattan Beach is only 4 miles from the Los Angeles airport but has a small town feel. With the quaint specialty shops and restaurants, I recently spent 2 afternoons here while visiting L.A. There are some affordable shops and restaurants as well as higher end. The view of the spectacular beach can be seen from side streets while you... More 

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3 Thank travelingwoman45
Hampton nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach town , with lots of shops , boutiques , restaurants , surrounded by beautiful scenery , one of our favorite beach towns in California !

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A beautiful, laid-back and sophisticated haven by the Pacific. So many eclectic boutiques, cafes, juice bars, gastropubs, and fine dining spots that you could spend days exploring while only scratching the surface.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Downtown Manhattan beach has transformed itself into the best little town in California! Spend the day shopping, eating, playing in the surf ..just be sure not to trash this little gem. Just be sure to treat it with the utmost respect and care, no trash, cigarettes or bad attitudes please!

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Solomons, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Such a beautiful town and beach. Great shops, volleyball nets on the beach, bike paths and beautiful views!!

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