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About El Porto Beach in Manhattan Beach, California

El Porto Beach is located in front of the El Porto neighborhood of northern Manhattan Beach, California. The waves in this area are often larger than nearby beaches, so it’s well known to the local surfers. Volleyball courts are set up in the sand and biking and skating on the paved Marvin Braude Bike Path are popular here too.

A café called the Surf Food Stand is at the back of the beach next to the parking lot. In addition to serving tasty food, this stand also has bike rentals so you can hit the bike path and see nearby beaches.

North of 45th the beach narrows significantly in front of the Chevron oil refinery at an area known as El Segundo Beach. Because of its location near the refinery and being farther from the pier, El Porto is a less populated beach than Manhattan Beach’s main beach. South of El Porto Beach at 27th Street (a 2/3 mile beach walk or bike ride from the food stand) you’ll find historic Bruce’s Beach.

On 45th Street you’ll find the entrance to the El Porto Beach parking lot that runs the full length of the beach down to Rosecrans Ave.

45th Street and The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Metered parking spaces
Surfing, Volleyball, Biking, Skating, Walking, Running, Beach Walking
Lifeguard, Restrooms, Showers, Bike Path, Volleyball Courts, Accessible Features, Restaurant
Map of El Porto Beach
El Segundo, US
10:38 am, July 18, 2024
temperature icon 75°F
L: 66° H: 75°
Feels like 75.6 °F mist
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 8.47
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 8:03 pm
Humidity 81 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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