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August Activities in Manhattan Beach

19 July 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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August in Manhattan Beach is a time for great weather, tons of fun, and events all along the beach. Visitors at the Sea View Inn have a lot to look forward to in Manhattan Beach during this beautiful summer month. Check out some of these events to really enhance your beach vacation.

International Surf Festival (ISF)

Manhattan Beach is known for surfing, water activities, and some of the best beach entertainment. During the International Surf Festival, you can watch surfers, relay races, beach runs, paddleboard races, youth competitions, and so much more. Starting July 31st and continuing until August 4th, cruise over to enjoy many different activities and watch the competition heat up. 

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament by AVP 

Starting Thursday August 15th and continuing through Sunday August 18th, this tournament consists of professional and amateur volleyball players competing near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Considered the "GrandDaddy" of volleyball tournaments, this is a fun one to watch and is open to the public.

6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournaments

Charlie Saikley 6-Man and the Junior 6-Man Volleyball Tournaments take place the weekend of August 2nd. The adult tournament is on Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd. The Junior tournament rounds out the weekend on Sunday August 4th. Charlie Saikley was known as the "Godfather of Volleyball" and this weekend is in his honor. The competitive vibes and costumes bring a cheerful aspect to this tournament. 

Sand Castle Design Contest

This is such an exciting tradition taking place on August 4th. There are so many creative minds coming together to compete in this sand castle building contest. You can stroll the beach to check out what everyone has constructed, or you can enter to try your skills at sand design too! 

Shakespeare by the Sea 

Friday and Saturday nights on the beach with a play to remember? What could be better than that! These family friendly plays are a great way to spend time with everyone of all ages. Pack a picnic, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Kids Extreme

For those vacationing with children, check out Kids Extreme. This lively obstacle course is a great way to run, swim, and have fun on the beach. Register for August 18 to enjoy a fun day with kids of all ages and even a family race! If you participate, you get a T-shirt to commemorate the fun you had!

Check out all of these events happening on Manhattan Beach. You won't be disappointed with your visit to the Sea View Inn and all the entertainment the beach has to offer.