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Manhattan Beach Pier

Pier, Beach, and Surf Spot
Sand Section, Manhattan Beach
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  • Andrea R.
    "Take a break and relax with the sea and waves"(6 Tips)
    Rich Allen Realtor
    "Great place to watch surfers and catch the sunset"(6 Tips)
    ju j.
    "Beautiful Sunset over the Pacific Ocean."(2 Tips)
    Erin M.
    "A great place to shoot pictures, especially near sunset."(17 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
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  • Damian N.
    Damian NunezMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Nice spot if your lady wants to hang on the beach while you're surfing. North or south side of the pier, depending on tide and swell. Cool spot also to snap some surfer's pictures from the pier.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 12, 2013
    If you are a surfer, this is the place to be. Great for people watching and lazy walks. The sunset is a must see. Make sure you bring a sweater as it gets quite windy. Good restaurants near by.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • PureWow
    PureWow3 weeks ago
    An octagonal Mediterranean-style building sits at the end of this 928-foot pier that, in the 1940s, was a mecca for a new sports craze: surfing. Read more
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleSeptember 8, 2016
    You can walk along the boardwalk for hours admiring the sunset and huge homes! Beach is clean and family oriented! One of my new faves!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DaviJuly 5, 2013
    Chilled this AM, post-4th revelling. Barricades in place on bike path already, for the neutralized pier section. Just slow way down, be safe, walk the bike, and make your fellow cyclists look good :-)
  • Alison C.
    Alison Clay-DuboffAugust 2, 2013
    Wonderful atmosphere to wander around see the water the natural life Of the sea , the shops etc. Manhattan Beach pier it's all good!
  • Erin M.
    Erin ManningOctober 1, 2011
    A great place to shoot pictures, especially near sunset. With the ocean, the setting sun, and the ability to use the "open shade" under the pier, I always get a good shot.
  • Silvana D.
    Silvana Di RavennaAugust 11, 2013
    I just love this beach! Beautiful weather, and not crowded at all...even in summer. Make sure you bring a sweater because it gets windy and cold.
  • Lukas B.
    Lukas BlechaMarch 30, 2016
    This was true romantic! Amazing view, quite environment (opposite to Santa Monica), romantic views, watching people surfing. Loved this place, really!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 11, 2016
    Take a stroll to the end of the pier and visit the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab & Aquarium, a museum with exhibits dedicated to California aquatic life.
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.July 31, 2016
    A beautiful place to watch surfers, people fishing from the pier and enjoy the ocean. There is a cafe on the pier to grab coffee if it is cold.
  • Edel
    EdelNovember 7, 2015
    Loved the intimacy and the atmosphere, my soul is much more lighter than before 😍
  • aidonna25 A.
    aidonna25 Aidana KozhoevaSeptember 8, 2015
    Its a great place for romantic walks with you bf))) but dont forget your jacket, lol! Its kinda windy and cool!
  • Ryan
    RyanSeptember 1, 2015
    An absolute must-do in Manhattan Beach. Amazing views of the beach. Always fun to watch the surfers.
  • ju j.
    ju juJanuary 28, 2015
    Beautiful Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The walk path by the houses is pure cuteness. California chill all the way!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FergusonJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a little cafe here and the world's smallest aqarium museum, but still, you can't beat it for a pause during a down the strand. Read more
  • Sean W.
    Sean WilliamsApril 8, 2012
    Text manhattan to 310-846-8100 to get special offers from Manhattan Beach shops, bars, and restaurants.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesFebruary 16, 2015
    Surf's up, or get sand in your shorts playing beach volleyball! Gnarly!
  • Pepsi
    PepsiJuly 1, 2011
    If the Beach Boys sang about it, this beach must be good. Walk down the pier and check out the mini-aquarium for a break.
  • JL
    JLJune 28
    Great place to hangout, running, walking, skating. Restaurants around are saturated
  • Natalie V. G.
    Natalie V. GalassoSeptember 5, 2014
    This place is just a beautiful place to stop and take photos and walk around. So relaxing.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BaekApril 1, 2016
    Great view of the Pacific ocean. Good place to walk.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LopezOctober 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for a run or walk. Then for a coffee on the pier.
  • Rich Allen Realtor
    Rich Allen RealtorFebruary 12, 2016
    Great place to watch surfers and catch the sunset
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KaFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for sunset! Great view
  • Shandrea
    ShandreaJuly 22, 2013
    Watch out for parking lots that have tiny signs that say head in only. We backed in and got a dang ticket cause we didn't notice the signs.
  • Photog K.
    Photog KevDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best atmosphere in any of the Beach Cities!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.December 31, 2015
    Nice place to kill a couple hours before a flight. Only 15 mins to car rent returns
  • Salem A.
    I recommend going here instead of Santa Monica's
  • Kris Y.
    Kris YeeNovember 12, 2015
    Nice beach when you want to get away from the crowds
  • Mimma R.
    Mimma RagusaJune 8, 2013
    Just a magical place....lucky the people who live right on the beach!!
  • Nancy N.
    Nancy NguyenJune 26, 2013
    Nice beach. Not too crowded and clean.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HutchinsonMarch 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun area to people watch and watch early morning surfers. There is a small cafe at the end of the pier.
  • Ulrich
    UlrichJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Historic landmark with scenic views and a nice cafe right on the end of the pier. Read more
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FilaJuly 30, 2015
    Perfect place for relaxing and playing volleyball
  • Terrence S.
    Terrence SmithAugust 2, 2010
    Great place to hang out and not as crowded as the other piers. South Bay!!!!!!!
  • Baha
    BahaSeptember 19, 2015
    I can spend a day in here easly
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieApril 7, 2016
    Fancy schmancy Manhattan Beach!
  • Georg L.
    Georg Los AngelesNovember 17, 2012
    A Fascination with Black
  • Rob G.
    Rob GriffithsOctober 21, 2013
    Watch out for dolphins (apparently I just missed them putting in a show) and sharks too!
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelMarch 22, 2016
    Love this place, it's very charming.
  • David B.
    David Bernal2 weeks ago
    The acuarium at the end is tiny but really nice
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RichettaAugust 14, 2011
    Great place walk. Take a break and relax with the sea and waves
  • Kaitlyn G.
    Kaitlyn GaglioOctober 2, 2015
    Beautiful views, quiet and relaxing.
  • Jody S.
    Jody StudnickaAugust 8, 2010
    Take a picture with your hot date on the Manhattan Beach Pier!
  • Liz Z.
    Liz ZavalaJune 16, 2012
    Starbucks and a walk on the pier : )
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJune 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely beautiful to sit on the pier and listen to the waves at night.
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RJanuary 20, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful.
  • Mai A.
    Mai AloraierDecember 18, 2015
    This place is amazing!
  • Alia R.
    Alia RodriquesApril 16, 2011
    Take a bike ride from venice to redondo and stop here for a mid way beach break
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiJuly 28, 2013
    nice n cold water...was cloudy today...
  • Andra M.
    Andra MunteanuMay 3, 2015
    Waves, people watching, food...
  • Rob W.
    Rob WadeApril 6, 2010
    Lovely, especially at sunset. Always inspires an "I live here?" moment.
  • Clare H.
    Clare HealyJune 29, 2014
    Sunscreen: highly recommended.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't miss our magical sunsets!
  • thisismy s.
    thisismy southbayJuly 16, 2015
    I love the view!
  • Natural S.
    Natural SoapJuly 13, 2014
    Cute place for the weekends
  • Abu Aya a.
    Really long pier on the ocean
  • Sameer K.
    Sameer KumarOctober 26, 2014
    Catch the sunrise here
  • Georg L.
    Georg Los AngelesFebruary 23, 2012
    Perfect weather here today
  • Scott A.
    Scott AllanJune 26, 2011
    Get the banana nut! Yummmm
  • Yenifer A.
    Yenifer ArellanoMarch 18, 2016
    Sunset looked like a falling balloon
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikSeptember 17, 2014
    So very lovely
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 28, 2014
    Least likely fishing spot.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PeytonSeptember 3, 2011
    Wait for a wave to come by and jump off
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MontanezJanuary 3, 2010
    Great spot to take pics with the pre-fiancé.
  • PrayforWaves
    PrayforWavesMay 13, 2011
    . keep praying for waves
  • James K.
    James KirtleyJune 6, 2010
    It's overcast, but the waves are good!
  • Grant H.
    Grant HaasJanuary 3, 2010
    No dogs on the pier. Unless you diguise them in people clothing.
  • Sef
    SefJanuary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot to take a lunch break
  • Michele S.
    Michele SJune 20, 2010
    Check your spelling
  • Craig
    CraigAugust 8, 2010
    Wtf is a peer?
  • Giovanna G.
    Giovanna GarciaMarch 2, 2016
    Un lindo lugar para pasarla con la familia, patinar, andar en bici o caminar y tomar el sol 😊🌊☀
  • Victor R.
    Victor RamosAugust 7, 2013
    Ciclovia (pra skates bikes e patins) sensacional!
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando GobboAugust 10, 2015
    Ótimo local para almoçar
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 11, 2016
    Тёплый песок
  • YE JI L.
    YE JI LeeApril 14, 2015
    마지막 이니까.. 열심히 산책!!!
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