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Check city website for rules

This is a fun work out. Things got out of hand and the city has changed the rules a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mars B
Manhattan Beach, California
Great workout!

This is a great place to workout! I've seen college and professional athletes train here going up... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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3 days ago
“Check city website for rules”
Apr 11, 2018
“Great workout!”
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33rd & Bell Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun work out. Things got out of hand and the city has changed the rules a couple of time. basically, it's a big sand hill to run up and down. great for kida

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mars B
Reviewed April 11, 2018

This is a great place to workout! I've seen college and professional athletes train here going up and down the Sand Dunes! This hill is no joke! Be prepared for an amazing workout!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank pnitake
Reviewed April 1, 2018

If you fancy yourself an athlete you owe it to yourself to run up the sand dune in Sand Dune Park. Not many can make it running the whole way. If the sand is too tough you can take the steps, still a good workout.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank David L
Reviewed March 2, 2018

This is a wonderful place for muscular and cardio workouts. Nestled behind the residential neighborhood of Manhattan Beach, you'll find this hidden gem. I first visited the Dunes in or around New Year of 2004. I had done a New Year's Day family workout with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rokc E
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Walking up and down Sand Dune park is a work out. People come ritually every morning, afternoon, or evening, for a walk and exercise. Some kids play on the dune, but it mostly exercise. It is STEEP. This year in 2017 the city is trying...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Just one of the toughest workouts you can have... .but you have to make a reservation unless you are 55 and over...

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Jerry P
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Challenge yourself or your family members to walk up/slide down the sandy hill for many times. I was there several times and made a 4-round trips up and down the sand dune. I was told by a young lady that she did 14 round trips...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 142SusanR
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Sand Dune Park has a fenced in area for children to play & climb on different play things like swings, Slides, a push go-around and a few other things to play on. They also have tables & benches to sit on outside of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank SOCal71
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I am a local and discovered that working the sand dunes or stairs adjacent to the dunes have improved my workout and made a difference. Challenge yourself. Try it and you'll keep coming back.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Gordana V
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Great place to run up a moderate hill and get your heart rate going. Make sure you take water. Safe and easy for little ones also.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank sallygutierrez
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Venita W
July 4, 2016|
Response from Juiced_Pixels | Reviewed this property |
Adults still need to make a reservation and pay. Children do not.
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San Jose, California
3 Days (13 Replies)
Hello. I'll be staying at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach the first night (less than 4 miles from my relative's house in Irvine). After that, we'll be staying at Hawthorn Suites in Manhattan Beach. Day 1: Sand Dune Park & Manhattan Beach (probably too cold for the beach) Suggestion? Day 2: Universal Studios Day 3: California Science Center & La Brea Tar Pits (I got these from some of the posts. Entrance fee & parking aren't too bad. Hopefully, the kids will like...More
December 13, 2016|
Response frommini|
If its not raining, just dress like you would for a Northern California beach (i.e. layers) and the beach areas in Southern California are fine in the winter , Its not swimming wear weather. The locals will stay home and say its cold. But the beaches are nicer than the ones around San Jose. So it depends on the weather that day We like to go as its usually very nice views; nice walk; and not many people. If its too cold o windy, then I would just do Madame Tussauds and some other Hollywood...More
Sand Dune Park to Telluride (4 Replies)
Hi, We will be heading from Denver to Sand Dune Park, spend the day at the park and then wanted to stay somewhere overnight within 2-3 hours driving distance towards Telluride. We were thinking of Pagosa Springs area, would this be a good place for an overnight? Any other suggestions of towns we could stay? Thank you
April 23, 2016|
Response fromblueallah|
Pagosa Springs is nice and relatively small. Durango is also very nice but larger and a little bit further toward Telluride.