Manhattan Beach is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County in Southern California, USA. With its expensive homes, fancy restaurants, and wealthy residents, Manhattan Beach is like Beverly Hills-by-the-sea.
5 Miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Take Interstate 105 and South on the 405 freeway. Exit Rosecrans or Inglewood Avenue or Artesia and head west.
Metro Green line last stop brings you the Marine Avenue Station. Local buses have routes throughout Manhattan Beach.
The Strand, officially called the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, begins just north of Santa Monica and runs all the way down the coast to Torrance with a stop in Manhattan Beach along the way. So from any beach in the Los Angeles area, you are able to take the bike path directly in.
Bicycle, skate, or walk along the Strand, Manhattan Beach's picturesque boardwalk which spans along the Pacific. Multimillion dollar homes, busy sand volleyball courts, and bike paths line the walk.
- 1 Manhattan Beach Pier. Perhaps one of the more picturesque piers in the South Bay Area, second only to Santa Monica Pier in size.
- Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. The second oldest Pro-Am cycling race in America. Held during June or July. Circuit runs along Valley and Manhattan Beach Blvd.
- AVP Beach Volleyball Championship. Home of legendary beach volleyball tournament. Held in July/August at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
- Farmer's Market Tuesdays, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (near the Metlox shopping center in Downtown Manhattan Beach), ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Tuesday. 11AM-4PM during the winter & 11AM-5PM during the summer. Buy locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Delicious foods prepared hot are also available.
- Manhattan Village, 3200 Sepulveda Blvd. (Head inland on Pier Ave. and turn left onto Valley Dr.), ☏ . This is the local shopping mall with a good selection of stores to choose from.
- The shops and boutiques along Manhattan Avenue, stretching down to the pier provide the best flavor of this upscale community.
Manhattan Beach is known for its numerous breakfast spots. Many people consider breakfast to be the meal that the town does best. But beware, on weekends crowds can be heavy and waits can be long.
- The Kettle, 1138 Highland Ave (on Manhattan Beach Blvd), ☏ . A 24hr eatery with lots of local character.
- Local Yolk, 3415 Highland Ave, ☏ . In El Porto. A surfers breakfast joint with renowned omelets and diner fare.
- Uncle Bill's Pancake House, 1305 Highland Ave, ☏ . Stop by this diner for great pancakes with an ocean view.
- Oceanview Cafe, 229 13th St, ☏ . Situated on a quiet lane, this place is worth a visit for its charm.
- Petros, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, ☏ . #B110 (In Metlox, downtown). Upscale Greek food, named Top New Restaurant in the 2007 Los Angeles Zagat guide.
- Cafe Pierre, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, ☏ . This Cal-French bistro has served the local community for over 30 years.
- Ercole's Bar, 1101 Manhattan Ave, ☏ .
- [dead link] Shellback Tavern, 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, ☏ . Mon-Fri 11AM-2AM, Sat & Sun 9AM-2AM. Known for its pizza and reasonably-priced drinks.
- Simmzys. Delicious hamburgers with bleu cheese. Many beers as well but all seem to be American.
- The Belmar Hotel, 3501 Sepulveda Blvd, ☏ . Chic and stylish hotel with 127 rooms. There is a restaurant called Second Story thats serves breakfast and dinner.
- [dead link] Hawthorn Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, 1817 N. Sepulveda Blvd, ☏ .
- Holiday Inn Express, 900 N. Sepulveda Blvd, ☏ .
- Manhattan Beach Marriott, 1400 Parkview Ave, ☏ , fax: .
- Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, 1700 North Sepulveda Blvd, ☏ , fax: .
- Shade, 1221 N Valley Dr, ☏ . Manhattan Beach's only luxury boutique hotel, located two blocks from the beach. $250-600.
- El Segundo - The city's northern neighbor is mostly an industrial town, although visitors are generally surprised to find a sleepy downtown that is home to numerous restaurants and bars.
|Routes through Manhattan Beach|
|Santa Monica ← El Segundo ←||N S||→ Hermosa Beach → Long Beach|