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Manhattan Beach

Along the Strand near Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310 802 5000
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful wide beach, that is clean and full of families. The small area of restaurants near the beach is hopping in the evening. I love the paved pedestrian/bike path. But there is one thing that bothers me. There are two industrial complexes visable from the beach even if a distance from the beach, one to the north... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's a clean beach, that's combed daily, and has plenty of lifeguards. Parking was fairly easy to find. There are no restrooms or food/drink kiosks or anything like that - and that's good, keeps it all clean and more organized. If you love hot sand, and big waves - definitely the place for you.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a beautiful beach! Lots of people but yet it's so big that you can walk with your love one and feel like you are the only two on the beach. There were summer group of students that were in life guard programs and they were well controlled. No one to worry about. The pier was wonderful to walk on.... More

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Orange County, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We love the pier! Even at night the surrounding blocks are a bustle of excitement in the prime seasons, with ice cream shops and sea views. You can see for miles on the beach! We love this area.

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Reno, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Manhattan Beach has to be the best spot in the greater LA area to relax on the beach! The whole vibe down here is awesome. Very peaceful place. Lots of stuff going on with biking, running, and volleyball happening on the beach. The pier is a neat lookout spot, and then there are a handful of little restaurants right up... More

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice way to spend an afternoon. Beach is not overly crowded and well maintained. Lots of places to shop and eat within walking distance to the ocean. Even if you don't swim, you can have fun watching the surfers and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Ocean

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Varenna, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Manhattan Beach really is an oasis just south of LAX...I loved the cool restaurants and bars, but especislly the safe, clean, sandy beach... I loved the ability for beginers to catch waves body surfing or boogy boarding on the shore break, or for the more advanced the cooler outer break where the surfers are...catching the smaller waves close to shore... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our first visit to the pacific and what a beach to visit, very clean beach and small town with plenty of shops and restaurants. Great place to chill.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great beach, definitely the cleanest in the area. Lots to do with the volleyball nets and bike trail. Manhattan has more of the classic small beach community vibe, even though it's in the middle of the city. It's a good escape.

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My first visit to the Pacific Ocean was on Manhattan Beach. If I win the lottery, that's where I want to live. Need I say more?

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