About Manhattan Beach, California

Manhattan Beach is a city with an estimated population of 35,183 as of 2019. It is one of the three Beach Cities that make up the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The community is known for a long beach stretching approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 km) and roughly 450 feet (140 m) wide. The City has over 2 miles of ocean frontage and 115 acres of beautiful sandy beach.

A 900-foot long pier, located at the end of Manhattan Beach Blvd, bisects the area. Fishing is permitted all year on the pier. Other activities include swimming, and surfing. The north end of the beach, referred to as El Porto, is an extremely popular surf spot where people can even take lessons. There are also plenty of volleyball nets that extend all the way to Hermosa Beach. The AVP Manhattan Beach Open is held every year in the summer, which also brings out a big crowd.

Manhattan Beach (the beach) is the main beach of the city. It’s a popular beach that becomes a madhouse on weekends especially near Manhattan Pier in the summer and during beach events. At other times its vastness makes it an excellent sunbathing spot. This two-mile long wide sandy flat beach starts at 1st Street in the south and ends at Rosecrans Avenue where it becomes El Porto Beach.