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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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$162*
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Private Helicopter Tour over Los Angeles Shoreline
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... this is the life

If people have not realized it yet, Manhattan Beach beaches are so much cleaner, more beautiful, and amazing than Malibu's. Cool places to hang out nearby, whether it's for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If people have not realized it yet, Manhattan Beach beaches are so much cleaner, more beautiful, and amazing than Malibu's. Cool places to hang out nearby, whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, shopping, strolling, people watching. Luxury meets surf culture here but you will still find some old time local gems, such as The Kettle, Uncle Bill's Pancakes, and the... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed walking the beach on wonderful sidewalks. Bikes available for rent. Lots of shops and a variety of restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach located about 15-20 mins from LAX. Lots of restaurants and shops located in the area. The beach was host to a bicycle race and was quite crowded the day I came. A nice beach regardless, one of the most peaceful beaches I've ever been to. The area is really hilly heading towards the water. If you plan on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little piece of heaven in LA. Expansive beach with lifeguards every other block. Both a bike path and a separate walking path along the beach. Loved watching the kid surf camps, volleyball, and beach tennis. Surf and waves are gorgeous !

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish I had more time in this lovely little beach town. I was very impressed. Not very touristy, a few cute little shops and restaurants and bars. Beautiful beach with lots of beach volleyball nets, nice pier to walk out on and get a great view. Wish I would have had more time to stay here !!

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Hermosa Beach Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our South Bay beaches are the best, You can't go wrong visiting, just don't be in Venice Beach after dark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Separate bike and walking paths, lots of volleyball nets, a nice pier w/ a cute aquarium at the end and a nice mix of upscale and moderately priced restaurants. We had no trouble finding parking.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Manhattan Beach is a very nice upscale area that is clean and attractive with many dining and shopping opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier is fun. Beach volleyball everywhere. Nice dedicated walking paths overlooking the beach. Full 2-way bike paths right by the beach as well. Many shops and dining to enjoy. Nice residences throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Manhattan Beach after visiting Venice and Santa Monica beaches. What a difference. The beaches were clean and not too crowded. The water was nice with some bathers but not so many where you were bumping into people. There were also outdoor showers to rinse off afterward.

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