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Manhattan Beach

Address: Along the Strand near Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone Number: 310 802 5000
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Mass
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Manhattan is a beautiful Beach right outside LA...it's peaceful, quiet...and very clean with lots of restaurants. It does not have the crowds that come with Santa Monica or Venice Beach. It's a real beach community..lots of surfing to watch..just beautiful!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovely relaxed place , lots of restaurants , usual vagrants, our first day here and asked for spare change 6 times!. Avoid pier avenue at the week ends, it's full of drunks and very loud if you are booking an hotel at this spot, but during the day there are lots of eateries. The beach is lovely and well kept.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What can I say - the beach is perfect - great sandy beach, great public bathrooms and showers, great cafes and restaurants, and it feels safe to be there. Many local surfers and families are using the beach as well and the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back. My favorite beach in L.A!

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Fuerteventura, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely beach well served with lifeguards, plenty of places for beach volley, clean expanse of golden sand, the seas offer great surfing but be aware of flags as the Ocean can be a bit brutal with undertows.. If you like getting wet a fun place to be, Artemis Goldacre loved the waves and wished that we had more time to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I absolutely love beaches but none compare to Manhattan Beach, CA. The beach is so clean and the locals are so nice. I love the restaurants and shops located near the pier. Hotels by the beach are pricey, but if you book a hotel in the city of Hawthorne you'll save money and you'll be 15 minutes away from surf... More

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California
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794 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Manhattan Beach is rather off the beaten path which contributes to its charm once you get there as it is peaceful and uncrowded with wide beach.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love Manhattan Beach. The wide, clean beaches, the Pier, the great restaurants and shops. Best school system. Small town feel, safe and friendly. Be prepared, its pricey!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have lived here for 42 years and I always feel like I am on vacation. I travel often to Europe and other countries and cities, including those in the USA. I enjoy all my travels, but I always enjoy coming home and sometimes wonder why I spent the money to travel somewhere else.

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I tend to compare beaches I visit to Chesterman Beach in Tofino, Canada, so comparisons can be tricky-- this was quite a beach. Clean, well tended by lifeguards, plenty of space, great surf, a nice assemblage of shore birds beyond just the gulls. Definitely a must see if you're in the Manhattan Beach area.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Downtown Manhattan Beach is a gem by the sea. Perfect for a days vacation. Walk on the pier, visit the aquarium at the end of the pier, lay on the beach, hang out at the Metlox Plaza and people watch, have lunch or dinner. So many restaurants to choose from I can't name them all here. Everything from casual to... More

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