Manhattan Beach

Travel Guide
Manhattan Beach featuring general coastal views, a coastal town and a sandy beach

Stroll along a pier and enjoy swimming, beach volleyball, surfing and many other outdoor activities in this beautiful coastal city.

Manhattan Beach is a small beach city on Santa Monica Bay. It features one of the prettiest piers in the region. Wander along an oceanfront sidewalk and enjoy the beach atmosphere.

Climb to the top of a tall sand dune for a breathtaking view of the city. Join a game of volleyball or relax on the sand. Visit Downtown Manhattan Beach for excellent shopping and some of the best restaurants on Santa Monica Bay. Manhattan Beach also hosts premier beach volleyball and surfing events.

Find Sand Dune Park just a short walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier. Climb the 100-foot (30-meter) sand dune in the park and bring your binoculars for bird watching. Spot more than 150 different bird species, including warblers and sparrows.

Walk along the historic Manhattan Beach Pier and notice the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end. This facility features classes for children and aims to educate all visitors on marine life and the environment. Watch a shark feeding and admire a remarkable collection of marine fish and invertebrates.

Manhattan Beach is also known for its excellent selection of restaurants, featuring award-winning chefs. Wander through Downtown Manhattan Beach and discover some of the best seafood in California. The downtown area also has a range of bars with craft beer and live music.

Experience the weekly Manhattan Beach Farmers Market every Tuesday. Purchase locally grown organic produce and enjoy hot gourmet food. Learn about sustainability and healthy cooking from the market’s exhibitors.

Rent a bicycle and explore Manhattan Beach and its surrounding beach towns. This city is located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Los Angeles International Airport. Find accommodations ranging from luxury oceanfront suites and less expensive lodges.

With sandy beaches, day spas, yoga and beautiful coastal sights, Manhattan Beach is one of the best places to relax on Santa Monica Bay.

Where to stay in Manhattan Beach

Crimson Hotel
Crimson Hotel
2 out of 5
850 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Located in East Manhattan Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Polliwog Park and Manhattan Beach Pier. Hermosa Beach Pier is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.
3.5/5 Good! (977 reviews)
"Great value for what is offered."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Crimson Hotel
The Wave Manhattan Beach
The Wave Manhattan Beach
2.5 out of 5
900 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £82 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Hermosa Beach Pier. Redondo Beach Pier and Dignity ...
3.3/5 (964 reviews)
"They have done a redo to the whole place. Nice large room all tile floor an tile bath near beach. I would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2022

The Wave Manhattan Beach
Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
4 out of 5
1400 Park View Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA
The price is £165 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated in Manhattan Beach, this golf hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Redondo Beach Pier and Porsche Experience ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (861 reviews)
"Good value for money"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2022

Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Luxurious Private Beach Condo Near it All, w/OCEAN VIEWS!!
Luxurious Private Beach Condo Near it All, w/OCEAN VIEWS!!
222 44th St, Manhattan Beach, CA
The price is £450 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Located in The Strand, this romantic condo is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from El Segundo Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier. Manhattan Beach and Dockweiler ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (50 reviews)
Cold and Rainy Christmas in Cali 2021
"The location is magnificent! Steps to beach and 180 view of ocean. Unfortunately, our stay included rain and colder than expected weather, so we didn't get to enjoy the beach as much as we wanted; otherwise, we wouldn't have noticed the "coziness" of the living space LOL (pictures online make space ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Luxurious Private Beach Condo Near it All, w/OCEAN VIEWS!!
Walkstreet Beach house, Ocean Views and Steps from the Beach, Park & Restaurants
Walkstreet Beach house, Ocean Views and Steps from the Beach, Park & Restaurants
309 18th street, Manhattan Beach, CA
Located in The Strand, this beachfront holiday home is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier. Hermosa Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
Great location and great home
"My family has stayed here for two summers and have had great experiences both times. Check in and check out is a breeze and the location can’t be beat for families with young kids. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beach. And the walk street is great for kids to play in as well."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Walkstreet Beach house, Ocean Views and Steps from the Beach, Park & Restaurants
MANHATTAN BEACH Condo, walking distance to the pier, shops & restaurants.
MANHATTAN BEACH Condo, walking distance to the pier, shops & restaurants.
753 Manhattan Beach Blvd, A, Manhattan Beach, CA
Located in Tree Section, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manhattan Beach and Manhattan Beach Pier. Hermosa Beach Pier is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Work Move Temporary Housing
"Gaby was a great host and the property is very nice. On the Boulevard walking distance to shops, the pier, and the beach. Manhattan Beach is a wonderful town and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were her first guests and as such we helped her through the process of being a VRBO Host. The inclusion ..."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

MANHATTAN BEACH Condo, walking distance to the pier, shops & restaurants.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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