Manhattan Beach, California

Manhatten Beach Pier

Home to Beach Volleyball and Surfing contest each August.
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Manhattan Beach Pier and the L.A. Strand

The Manhattan Beach pier has the Oceanographic Teaching Station, which is equipped with a marine lab and aquarium. From the pier you can look out through the telescopes and get excellent views of Palos Verdes, Catalina, and the northern beaches. If you are lucky, you'll see dolphins pass by. Swings sets for children are located Marine and 40th St

Manhattan Beach may well be the prototype for the quintessential Los Angeles beach. A Beach Boys' hangout in their early days and the birthplace of beach volleyball, this west-facing urban beach attracts a broad mix of visitors. The Manhattan Beach pier is at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Exit I-405 on Hawthorne Boulevard north and turn left onto Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Check out the great FREE Summer concerts on the beach a great time for the whole family.
From LAX, head west on Imperial Highway to Vista del Mar and follow Vista del Mar and Highland Avenue south to downtown Manhattan Beach.
Make sure you visit Shellback Tavern while you are here, I sure am happy I did.

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