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  • 76%
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    Manhattan Beach is nice and clean. Many different adventures to try or just lay out on the beach and enjoy the sun and a cooling ocean spray.

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    I adore Manhattan Beach. It's shopping and ice cream parlor in its downtown area. It's a great mix for activities and shopping.

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  • Manhattan BeachPro 2014
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    Manhattan Beach is an affluent coastal city located in southwestern Los Angeles on the Pacific Ocean. We liked looking at the houses and spending some time walking around the beach area with a lot of good restaurants.

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    I always tell my friends and family transferring through LAX on their way to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Asia…to break up their trip and get out of the airport and go to Manhattan Beach. Nothing is worse than just mulling around an airport for hours. If your layover is three+ hours, jump in a taxi and take a mini vacation. Better yet, spend a night or two on each end of your trip so you can recharge your batteries—literally and figuratively. Here's more
    http://www.johnnyjet.com/2013/09/what-to-do-on-a-long-layover-at-lax/

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  • Manhattan Beach

    One of the nicest cities on the West Coast with fine dining, beautiful shops, fun bars and breakfast! All within walking distance

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    Pro:
    + Walking distance to majority of store and restaurant in Manhattan.
    + Pretty clean and not too crowded beach
    + City offer free meter parking in holiday season
    + Great view, can see the whole beach shore all the way to Redondo beach.
    + Has a Strand
    + You can see a lot of surfer even when is cold.

    Con:
    - Doesn't had big parking lot near the beach.

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  • Manhattan BeachPro 2014
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    The embodiment of 'Baywatch' minus the Hoff. Ocean front real estate here is much in demand by those with a few million dollars to spare. At weekends the promenade and beach are teeming with affluent families at play, with plenty of opportunities for decent places to eat nearby. Just remember to have your teeth bleached if you want to look like a local.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    The next town over, north, It is a lovely upscale beach town, great views, fun shops and amazing restaurants

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    Nice beach. Sand is a bit coarse. Not too crowded. A lot of vball courts. Right next to lots of shops/food. Metered parking only; mostly 2 hr limit which is ridiculous.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    Although it is not the nicest or cleanest beach, Manhattan Beach is my favorite beach of all time! I just love the atmosphere here. There are shops and restaurants surrounding the beach, which makes the environment very lively. This is the best beach in the South Bay to tan, play volleyball, swim or just chill with your friends on a hot summer day. It's not too far of a drive to get here if you're in Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, etc. Sometimes, I would go here for like an hour just to chill on the sand and get a quick tan. This is a good beach to go to when you're not trying to spend the whole day at the beach. For some reason, the people on the right side of the pier are always more fun than the people on the left side. Haha. So I stay on the right side!

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    People from Europe generally dislike the fact that you can't get anywhere in the US without driving. In Manhattan beach you can walk and cycle around somewhere which has a community feel. There are good bars, restaurants and as the name suggests a fantastic beach.

    If you are a fan of volleyball this is also the place to come to play or watch a game.

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  • Manhattan BeachPro 2014
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    Probably the nicest beach in the LA area. The water here is very clean, the sand powdery white, the surfing is often good in spots (at least in the mornings).

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    Manhattan beach is great because it's a bit cleaner than the other beach cities. There are plenty of dining and shopping options with a really walkable downtown.

    Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches are right next to each other and each have their own unique appeals. Manhattan beach is the wealthiest of the three and the least oriented toward bars and nightlife.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    Manhattan Beach is great because it's not as crowded or popular as other beaches around LA. I also like it because it doesn't feel like LA. It's also really close to a bunch of different airports so it's a good place to stay if you need to be somewhere early.

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  • Manhattan BeachPro 2014

    this is one of southbay's nicest beach. tons of metered parking spots. lots of bars/places to eat. and 24 hours kettlepot.

    and their is a pier to take a nice walk.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    this is a laid back beach town where the locals go. there's a lot of local cafes, pubs, and restaurants around the pier. a very nice spot for sunset watching.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    manhattan beach is a low key but gorgeous beach town in the south bay of los angeles, california. in addition to the gorgeous beach, it is home to a number of beach volleyball tournaments, great surf spots, nice beach restaurants and beautiful homes.

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  • Manhattan Beach

    Each LA beach city has its own proud point and style. Hermosa for parties, Santa Monica for shopping, Venice for umm (insert your own answer), and then there is Manhattan, for the beach. Manhattan is no doubt the most beautiful and clean surfing and swimming beach in LA. The town as a charming little beach town if not a bit snobby at times. You will find shopping, cute restaurants, and a few fun bars. If you want to choose a spot for a beach day and don't want to venture to the OC, Manhattan is ideal.

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  • Manhattan BeachPro 2014
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    Well-known to surfers for its big waves, Manhattan Beach has grown out of its racist past when the largely African American population of nearby Bruce's Beach was forcibly evicted through a series of eminent domain laws enacted by the city council and where the Ku Klux Klan harassed African Americans, even at sections of the beach designated and reserved for African Americans. With its proximity to LAX Manhattan Beach is home base to a number of pilots and flight attendants.

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    Manhattan and Hermosa are the places to be in the South Bay. Can't go wrong with most of the restaurants in Manhattan. Manhattan has a classier crowd than Hermosa but both get their due.

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Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County, California, was named 9th sexiest beach on Earth by the Travel Channel in 2008, and number one in the “2011 Best Places for the Rich and Single” by CNN Money! The beach is popular for swimming, body boarding, and surfing, and the path along the beach is great for roller skating and skateboarding as well as jogging and cycling. There are volleyball nets set up along the beach, and the Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament – aired on national television – takes place each August and is known as the “Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball.” The Fox network show The O.C. was filmed here, as was part of Point Break and Jerry Maguire, amongst others.

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