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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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Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited a LOT of beaches during our trip to California. This was probably one of the cleanest. There are gorgeous homes stacked up, literally row after row, lining the beach. The waves are rough here which could definitely be witnessed from the pier. I don't recall seeing any homeless people hanging around (but we were only here during the... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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260 reviews 260 reviews
103 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Pretty nice area. Lots of cafe's and restaurants. Clean beach with plenty to do. Lots of volleyball courts and you can even try surfing.

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Grand Lake
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The beach is busy, but not rowdy. The sand is clean. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, but worth the effort. The volleyball set-ups are great.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoy coming to Manhattan Beach when I'm in Los Angeles. The beach is clean, take in the sun or watch the surfers. The shops up and down Manhattan Beach are fun and not over priced. Kettles has a great breakfast/brunch menu. Wahoo Tacos have terrific fish tacos done in or outside. The bar (can't recall the name) on the north... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Great beach and outdoor activities!Strand for walkers, and bike path for wheels. Foodie restaurants and still a couple local bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Clean. Safe. Vibrant nightlife that isn't too rowdy (say Hermosa Pier). Upscale shopping abound, would appreciate some more mid-level retailers, perhaps a thrift store (imagine a Wastelend or Crossroads here, one can only dream)

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Mass
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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