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Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
An ideal spot for a relaxing stroll, Manhattan Beach Pier boasts superb views and a relaxed atmosphere. The structure stretches 283 m (928 ft) with a small aquarium marking the end. A walk down the pier reveals an array of artists, photographers, and fishermen. Keen anglers should bring their rod along to enjoy guitarfish, croakers, small rays, and superb surfperch fishing. Below the pier, watch for surfers riding the waves: this spot played an important role in the history of the sport and has been popular with its proponents since the 1940s. To visit Manhattan Beach Pier and other attractions in Manhattan Beach, use our Manhattan Beach holiday planner.
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  • Spent a few hours here before our flight back home and it was awesome to see the surfers and take in the beauty of this beach. Lots of cute shops and restaurants nearby too. I wished there was a touri...  more »
  • Area with great atmosphere for dinner and a drink. Very safe area. Both the manhattan pier and the beautiful Beach are worth.
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  • Read the plaque about the history of the pier on the railing just north of the pier entrance. Built of reinforced concrete around 1920. Has withstood waves that crashed into it--and above it!--for nea...  more »
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  • Out for a jog on the beach and came across a model shoot under the pier. Good timing! There were about 20 Bud Light volleyball nets set up, so either I missed something cool earlier in the day, or I'll be missing something cool tomorrow. I love this area! Hot chicks jogging, biking and roller-blading.
  • loved watching the sunset here. there is plenty of parking in the neighborhood, and the beach/pier are just steps away. i visited on a friday night and the place was pretty busy, but not too crowded that you couldn't find your own spot to sit and soak up the painted sky. the beach is just a couple blocks from shops and restaurants, so you have everything you need for a relaxing night in one spot. only downside is if you have at&t, you don't get good signal on the beach. but put away your electronics and take some time to just enjoy the roar of the sea and that salty ocean breeze.
  • Its a beach. Its covers everything. Fun and awesome place to be. Dont miss it. Loved it as well.
  • Beautiful ocean views, clean sands, safe and peaceful neighborhood full of upper middle class residents and gorgeous homes. Highly recommended.
  • Very clean and great views. It looks like they will be renovating the aquarium on the pier soon so it should be awsome

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