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A perfect day at the Beach: Manhattan Beach, California

23 August 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
A perfect day at the Beach A perfect day at the Beach Copyright: kirkikis / 123RF Stock Photo

Manhattan Beach, along with Hermosa and Redondo Beach, is one of the three Beach Cities south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With its upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere, it is a perfect location to spend a day at the beach.

Start your day in Manhattan Beach with a visit to The Strand. Hugging the coastline for 22 miles, from Santa Monica in the north to Torrance in the south, The Strand provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the perpetually sunny Southern California weather. Through Manhattan Beach, The Strand boasts some spectacular beach houses, some as rentals, others as private homes. On the other side of The Strand is an expanse of white sand leading to the Pacific Ocean. On any given day, you'll find locals and tourists alike, walking, running, roller blading or riding bikes up and down The Strand.  

Once you get your feel of people watching and exercising, stake your claim on the beach. With hundreds of feet of sand, you will sure to find a place to relax and soak up the sun and sounds of the waves hitting the shore. You will also most likely feast your eyes on some excellent surfers -- though most will have been up early, long before you make it to the beach.

After your day of lounging on the beach, stroll along the Manhattan Beach Pier. When you get to the end, pop into the Roundhouse Aquarium which provides exhibits on the ocean and marine life. It is free and on most nights open late into the evening. As you walk along the pier, take a few minutes to watch the fisherman or look out into the horizon and see if you can spot a dolphin! 

No trip to the beach is complete without a sweet treat and the Manhattan Beach Creamery, located two blocks east of the pier, has an endless array of ice cream, cupcakes, cookies and their famous ice cream sandwiches to appease any sweet tooth. With your ice cream in hand, walk back down to the beach to watch the sunset and end your perfect Manhattan Beach day.

Contact us today to book your next beach vacation at The Seaview Inn. Click here for further information and things to do in Manhattan Beach.