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

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Great downtown district

Lovely shops and restaurants, seems more upscale than Hermosa or Rodondo. It is a little difficult to park and if anyone happens to have difficulties walking, the walk from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely shops and restaurants, seems more upscale than Hermosa or Rodondo. It is a little difficult to park and if anyone happens to have difficulties walking, the walk from the beach up is very steep. This is a great downtown area!

Thank Tiffanyjim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This beach is a great clean beach. Very nice for families to enjoy the beach together. Plenty of beach space and lots of great views of boats off in the distance.

Thank bassetlover1119
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Downtown Manhattan Beach is a great district of restaurants and shops. Parking can be tricky, though. A variety of places to eat, drink and shop. A big tourist draw on weekends.

Thank Ace90266
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Manhattan Beach is like a little upscale Village and Hermosa has now become upscale bohemian. Both cities are worth a visit.

Thank Rosemary G
Manhattan Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 

3 Thank BobWE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 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.

1 Thank EDELAN
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016 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

Thank karos1
New Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016 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.

1 Thank Dan P
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank cjchristensen
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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