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Manhattan Beach

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Address: Along the Strand near Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone Number: 310 802 5000

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Having lived here for over 40 years, I have enjoyed what our town has to offer. It is bordered by the beautiful Pacific Ocean and a beach that is large and inviting. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed Manhattan Beach during our recent trip to the L.A. area. The surf was nice and even which allowed my daughters to develop a comfort level in the water without random waves wiping them out. We visited the beach twice during our week in the area. It’s beautiful and sits right on the strand, but there are fewer... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place sucks. It is full of tourists and snobby locals. You should not go to manhattan beach unless you want to be surrounded by the "beach trash " locals and rich kooks that call this place home. Save your time and money and goto Santa Monica!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having lived here for over 40 years, I have enjoyed what our town has to offer. It is bordered by the beautiful Pacific Ocean and a beach that is large and inviting. There is surfing, swimming, volleyball, walking on the pier, and even an aquarium to enjoy at the beach. Restaurants are upscale or down to earth - your choice.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Obviously the little brother to Santa Monica pier, however what it lacks in stature it gains in being casual and uncrowded. From this pier there was room to sit and ponder, great views of Manhattan neighbourhood without being shadowed by hotel chains and traffic jams. Manhattan beach has a wide expanse of sand and numerous volley ball nets ready for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I'm used to the warm beaches of Florida, the Bahamas, and Caribbean; as such, a few of the beaches we went to in Southern California were too cold for me to handle. However, Manhattan Beach was warm enough. The walk along the pier is worth doing, and offers great photo-taking opportunities of the surrounding landscape. Parking is really difficult to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The walkway along the houses that line the beach is terrific. It's nice and wide and clean. The beach itself is nice and wide and clean. We ended up walking 5 miles and enjoying every inch of the trip.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We arrived at Manhattan Beach using the hotel shuttle. We walked to the end of the pier and enjoyed the warm 75 degrees weather. Saw the aquarium with the different ells and fish. Saw a bulldog skate boarding!! Walked down to the water and it was cold but the surfers were out with wet suites on and there was a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a day. Decided to hang out in Manhattan Beach. It was a beautiful Sunday in LA and the beach was hopping. We found the town very neat for lack of a better word. Seemed to be a younger crowd (20s and 30s). Must have been the weather. All the shops and restaurants were packed. Beach... More 

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Dallas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Started off every day on the beach. Ended every evening on the beach. The ocean is so carthartic and Manhattan Beach is the perfect little get-away to de-compress. Will be escaping to MB on a regular basis moving forward.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Quiet beach, calm people, lovely nature, inspiring aroma of the ocean, and amazing views at sunset. Definitely beach #1.

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