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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.

Get in

By car

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.

By train

Metro Green line last stop brings you the Marine Avenue Station. Local buses have routes throughout Manhattan Beach.

By bike

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.

Get around

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.


  • The Manhattan Beach Pier on a typical summer day.
    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.
  • Farmer's Market Tuesdays, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (near the Metlox shopping center in Downtown Manhattan Beach), . 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.), +1 310 546 5556. 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.


  • Petros, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, +1 310 545-4100. #B110 (In Metlox, downtown). Upscale Greek food, named Top New Restaurant in the 2007 Los Angeles Zagat guide.
  • Cafe Pierre, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, +1 310 545-5252. This Cal-French bistro has served the local community for over 30 years.
  • Talia's, 1148 Manhattan Ave, +1 310 545-6884. Contemporary Italian food that has served the South Bay for 30 years.


  • Simmzys. Delicious hamburgers with bleu cheese. Many beers as well but all seem to be American.


  • The Belmar Hotel, 3501 Sepulveda Blvd, +1 310 750-0300. Chic and stylish hotel with 127 rooms. There is a restaurant called Second Story thats serves breakfast and dinner.
  • Shade, 1221 N Valley Dr, +1 310 546-4995. Manhattan Beach's only luxury boutique hotel, located two blocks from the beach. $250-600.

Go next

  • 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
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