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Sunshine State of Mind: 4 Ways to Get Outside at Manhattan Beach

11 January 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
Surfing in Manhattan Beach Surfing in Manhattan Beach Photo courtesy of JKG II, Flickr

As the weather cools down it's tempting to stay inside with a good book and a comfy blanket. Don't let the winter blues steal your sunshine. Here are 4 Ways to Get Outside at Manhattan Beach.

The Strand

Looking for a challenge? Take a journey down Marvin Braude Bike Trail. This scenic route spans 22-miles of west coast sunshine. Beginning at Will Rogers State Beach and ending at Torrance County Beach, this unforgettable bike tour is a cyclist's dream. Not quite ready to conquer The Strand? No problem! The route can be picked up at several beaches across LA. For a shorter trip, try catching The Strand in Santa Monica and heading down to Manhattan Beach. Don't forget to hit up the Surf Food Stand and refuel!

Catch Some Waves

Manhattan Beach boasts some of the best winter surfing on the west coast. With colossal waves and year round sunshine, the spot is a favorite among surfers of all levels. Try group surf lessons for the whole family or fly solo with a sunset ride. Whatever your preference, expect big waves and even bigger thrills.

A Friendly Match

Nothing says California dreamin' quite like beach volleyball! Famously known for the Manhattan Beach Open, volleyball is a must for any beach goer. Strike up a friendly game or get ready to go pro. More of a sunbather than a spiker? Regular tournaments offer a fun event for onlookers as well as players. Pack a lunch and root for your favorite team!

Lace Up And Head Out

Jogging along Manhattan Beach is the perfect activity to welcome cool, fall weather. Summer runs can be a struggle with temperatures reaching into the upper 90's. Enjoy the chill with a brisk jog along the pedestrian friendly section of The Strand. Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach is a must. Heavily populated, The Strand offers great sunset and sunrise views.

Looking for more ways to explore? Check out The Heart of Manhattan Beach and let us know what your favorite winter sport is.