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Manhattan Beach is one of the smaller South Bay beach cities in Los Angeles County, comprised of less than 4 square miles of land. The South Bay is an area, part of a natural land formation creating a distinct bay that is home to Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance in the southern portion of the Santa Monica Bay.

Manhattan Beach is conveniently located 3 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and 19 miles southwest of downtown L.A.

The iconic symbol of Manhattan Beach is its 928-foot long Manhattan Beach Pier, one of many California public piers. The pier is located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium at the end of the pier is a highlight to visits that normally include beach activities such as surfing, skimboarding, sunbathing, volleyball and free pier fishing.

Special events in Manhattan Beach include volleyball and surfing tournaments, Sunday afternoon concerts in Polliwog Park during the summer months and many special events. Old Hometown Fair, Holiday Fireworks Festival, International Surf Festival and many more events fill a busy calendar for residents and visitors to participate in or watch. International Surf Festival is one of the highlights to the annual calendar of events. It is usually held the last weekend in July.

For those born to shop, Manhattan Beach has many eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops & boutiques ranging from couture to grunge, surf and beach wear to "out there". Of course you'll also find major department stores and shopping malls in the surrounding areas such as Torrance and Redondo Beach.

The newest television and film production facility in Southern California, Manhattan Beach Studios, is the first studio built from the ground up in California in 60 years. The 550,000 square foot project consists of fourteen art deco sound stages, office space, and related facilities. The first phase is complete and is being leased by 20th Century Fox, with the TV show "The Practice."


Annual Pumpkin Races are a must-see. Veterans Day, annual Family Holiday Crafts Night, Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks Festival, Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park and many more!

Where to eat:

Le Pain Quotidien 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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