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About Manhattan County Beach in Manhattan Beach, California

Manhattan Beach (the beach) is the main beach of the city of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County. It’s a popular beach that becomes a madhouse on weekends especially in the summer and during beach events near Manhattan Pier . At other times, its vastness makes this beach an excellent sunbathing spot.

This two-mile long wide sandy flat beach is between Hermosa Beach and El Porto Beach. Just north of Manhattan Beach is historic Bruce’s Beach Park, a frequent topic in Los Angeles news.

Like the neighboring beaches, volleyball is big here. As many as 100 sand volleyball courts are available to be netted up and enjoyed on Manhattan Beach. LA County lifeguard stations are spaced out along the beach. Behind the beach is a busy 22-mile long paved path called the Marvin Braude Bike Trail that connects to Santa Monica and Torrance.

If you visit this beach, you must walk out on Manhattan Beach Pier to see the area. Surfers might be putting their skills to the test on waves that break near the pier. The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium is at the end of the pier and is open to the public daily (2-7pm M-F, 10am-7pm Sat-Sun). Entrance to the aquarium is free and it’s wonderful for children.

To get to Manhattan County Beach, take Manhattan Beach Boulevard west all the way to the pier where there are several small parking lots. Metered street parking is available along Manhattan Avenue which runs north-south a block or so from the sand.

2 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Metered parking lots nearby
Surfing, Volleyball, Swimming, Bodysurfing, Windsurfing, Biking, Skating, Walking, Running, Fishing, Beach Walking
Pier, Lifeguard, Restrooms, Showers, Paved Bike Path, Volleyball Courts, Playground, Restaurant, Accessible Features
Map of Manhattan County Beach
Manhattan Beach, US
1:59 pm, July 18, 2024
temperature icon 78°F
L: 66° H: 78°
Feels like 78.96 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 7 m/s
UV Index: 9.95
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 8:03 pm
Humidity 79 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 7 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Bruce's Beach

0.6 miles away

Bruce’s Beach is an historic park located in the city of Manhattan Beach, California, that has recently gained national...

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El Porto Beach

1.2 miles away

El Porto Beach is located in front of the El Porto neighborhood of northern Manhattan Beach, California. The waves...

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Hermosa City Beach

1.4 miles away

Hermosa City Beach occupies the entire waterfront in the city of Hermosa Beach in LA County. It starts at...

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1 review(s)
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September 22, 2023

This is probably our favorite beach in the LA area. The pier is awesome and there are many restaurants nearby with outdoor seating.