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6. Manhattan Beach, The Strand
Los Angeles Beaches

Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunset

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There's always a lot going on at Manhattan Beach, which makes it feel lively, fun and lived-in - and the beachfront homes here are among the nicest along the coast (good for gawking at and daydreaming about).

Manhattan Beach is best for: People-watching, beach volleyball, surfing, swimming, fishing, walking and bicycling

Pros and Cons

This urban beach is always busy. It can be hard to find parking and nearly impossible to find a free parking space. Because it's in the middle of town, it's easy to find a place for a cup of coffee, a meal or a drink - or to do a little shopping.

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More About Manhattan Beach

Find out how to get to Manhattan Beach, check the water quality and get some tips for a good visit. See the Complete Guide to Manhattan Beach
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