This pictures shows a typical day at the Manhattan Beach Pier, with lots of things going on and lots of people enjoying it. You might even notice a few fishermen out near the end.
Not surprisingly, given its good looks and location near Hollywood, the Manhattan Beach Pier has appeared in many films. Among its cameos are a scene in Point Break where Keanu Reeves buys his surfboard, the final shot of Falling Down when Michael Douglas' character is reunited with his family and in the 2004 film Starsky and Hutch, Starsky stretches underneath the pier. In the movie Tequila Sunrise Mel Gibson's character lives on the beach nearby.
A long history earned Manhattan Beach Pier California state historic landmark status in 1995. Aaccording to the local historical society, it's the oldest standing concrete pier on the West Coast. After falling into disrepair in the late 1980s, it has been restored to its 1920s appearance.
You'll find the Manhattan Beach Pier at the end of Manhattan Beach Blvd. There are plenty of parking lot and curbside parking meters in the vicinity and we always find it helpful to have a good supply of quarters on hand.