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“Nice pier on nice beach in great area”

Manhattan Beach Pier
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Santa Monica bike path runs right past the Manhattan Beach pier making it a great rest stop on the route from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach. Great surfing and lots of volleyball gets played in and around the pier. If you take a short walk up the hill, you will find a variety of restaurants and shopping in Manhattan Beach. They even have a parking lot at the base of the pier.

Thank ZumaDawg
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

As many reviewers have said, it's not Santa Monica and there isn't much to do on the pier, but sometimes all you need is a nice place to sit with a cool breeze. This is that place.

Grab your coffee up the street, head down to the pier and grab a seat on one of the many benches. Kick back and watch the surfers ride the waves in.

Not a bad way to start your Saturday morning.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Manhattan Beach pier is a wonderful walking area and always a pleasure to stroll and sit to look at the wonderful ocean below. However, there is little else so don't go there thinking you're going to have a lot to do. If you're fine with the stroll and stopping for coffee, then it's a great find. There are numerous restaurants located near the pier, but the pier itself has only a small coffee shop at the end. Too bad, because it certainly seems like it would be an idea place for a great restaurant. There's a small section called the Roundhouse that houses some fish and ocean artifacts. I wouldn't call it a museum and the tanks are so filthy you can't really see what's in them. Again, it is too bad because it could be a wonderful spot, but it is in serious need of clean up and renovation. I believe I read the City of Manhattan Beach may be upgrading the end of the pier and I hope it's true because it could be a much more inviting spot. Regardless, take a stroll down the pier's length on a nice day; it's worth the trip just to be on the ocean.

Thank CABeachTraveler
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

As a young family I would not rush to walk the pier. It looks great from the pathway or the beach, but we visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty manic. Our 20 month old was pretty lost and our 5 year old got a bit bored once her ice cream was done. I would recommend a stroll along the coastal footpath above a walk along the pier.

Thank Will B
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Loved the view from the pier. Beach Is beautiful never knew so many people fish on the pier. The further you go out on the pier the more fishing poles you see. Personally I sat down on the benches and just enjoyed the view!!!

Thank Nick C
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