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This is a very nice walking pier. Not too many tourists at this location. The beach is nice as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Charles, Minnesota
A short stroll to take some photos

This is not a destination, but if you are in the area to shop or visit a restaurant, it is nice to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 December 2009

The octogonal pier, built in 1920, at Manhattan Beach is beautiful. It was built that way to protect the pier from rough waves. There is an aquarium at the end of the pier that you can visit for a $2 donation. Check out more info...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Good for watching the people, waves, boats, and sunsets. Opposite of Santa Monica pier, no shops or restaurants on the pier. They are near by.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a pier full of people on a November Sunday. It is a good place to take an Instagram photo of the Manhattan Beach. You can watch the sunset from the pier, or you can watch sunset from the beach too. Yes there is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice walking pier. Not too many tourists at this location. The beach is nice as well. Parking is close by and you can use your credit card in the parking meter. Beautiful sunsets.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a destination, but if you are in the area to shop or visit a restaurant, it is nice to walk along the pier and see the view and take some photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a safe area with lots of bars and restaurants. The are kinda of shuts down after 10 pm so get there early. Dont miss the Chrismas tree lighting , its fun and packed with people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I lived in Manhattan Beach for 20 years but moved to Colorado. We still love the pier and try to visit every time we visit SoCal. Walking the strand and pier is fun and relaxing. Love to look at the surfers from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriends loved this place. Nice drunk memories. I’ll be here again soon to have cool memories

Thank imonibossy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a stroll and people-watching. After a fab brunch at the Strand House, we walked to the end then found a bench to relax on and soak up the ambiance - light breeze, clear water, wide sandy beach, fun time. Plaques describe the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a place you must go when in LA. There are opportunities to do nice walkings along the beach just next the seafront houses that have exquisite architecture. Is a nice place to watch the sunset at the pier.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best area to stay or visit in los angeles. My girlfriend and i went here on vacation and it was amazing, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city, traffic and crowds of tourists. It has a very warm feel with majority...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I love the little pier and it makes a beautiful backdrop for pictures. The only issue now is construction on the aquarium. This closes off the end of the pier. In the end once completed it will return to ride glory as one of the...More

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Antonio R
29 September 2016|
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Response from eamonnm58 | Reviewed this property |
that lot closes at 9 as stated by the sign at the entrance into the lot, no idea why it does, but it does, sorry
12 December 2015|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
That's an interesting question. Much of it goes on what you're looking for. Manhattan Beach is a beautiful beach. It has large sand areas and beautiful waves. Santa Monica is also a beautiful beach with almost as large of... More