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Best beach on the Strand

Highly recommend this beach. Totally different atmosphere than surrounding beaches. Peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Romantic at night and not over crowded

Went there twice. Once during the day; it was not over crowded. Family friendly. Went at night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend this beach. Totally different atmosphere than surrounding beaches. Peaceful and clean.

Thank SLVS-22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there twice. Once during the day; it was not over crowded. Family friendly. Went at night; very romantic to sit with your partner and listen to the waves.

Thank Aimer1619
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to watch the surfers. It's a beautiful beach and pier. Great place for photography. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pier. A lot of people and great views over PV and Santa Monica a bright day. The sunset is beautiful 9 of 10 days.

Thank Magnus Å
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time ever! Went after the sun set, but it was still beautiful. It was awesome seeing so many families there. I wasn’t sure when I went if it was safe there or not, but I never felt any danger. I felt very safe.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manhattan Beach Pier was beautiful. Was not overly busy. Spent several days there including sunrise and sunset. Just Gorgeous

Thank Amber P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk on this old peer, on which you can have a big look on the beach. Nothing very special on it.

Thank chiary s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, I think this place is magical. Simple, nothing fancy, but really cool to walk down. Second, can’t go there without thinking of the final scene of the great 1993 movie “Falling Down” starring Michal Douglas. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot was going on by the pier when we visited...a swimming race and a bike race, food trucks...but...there was still space for us to find quiet on the beach and watch the waves. Bathrooms were, well, available...standard beach bathrooms....wear your flip flops!

Thank Merrymaryaf
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This place is full of true Sothern California living. Wide sandy beaches line both sides of the pier and the “Strand” is an awesome bike/walking path between the spectacular homes and the beach. Arrive early for choice parking and stay late for an ice cream...More

Thank Eric C
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Antonio R
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Response from Eamonn M | 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