Manhattan Beach, located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, is a stunning beachfront property that offers a variety of activities for visitors and locals alike. From walking, running, biking, skating or skateboarding along The Strand to people watching and taking in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Manhattan Beach has something for everyone. The area was part of the original Spanish land grant for Rancho Sausal Redondo in the 1800s. The ranch extended from Playa del Rey to the north, Inglewood to the east and Hermosa Beach to the south and consisted of nearly 25,000 acres of land.
By the late 1880s, the land had been divided and sold to developers. The Manhattan Beach Pier is a great spot for a relaxing walk with stunning views of L. A. In the late 1920s, Hawaiian developers purchased excess sand from Manhattan Beach and negotiated an agreement with Kuhn Brothers Construction Company to transport it across the Pacific Ocean from Manhattan Beach through the Port of Los Angeles to Waikiki Beach for a period of ten years.
The area runs along Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the streets perpendicular to Manhattan Beach Pier and Valley Drive. It is home to stylish and trendy shops, award-winning restaurants and chefs, delicious dining options just steps from the beach, and incredible sunsets. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 50 food vendors gather in downtown Manhattan Beach for the weekly Certified Farmers Market.
Manhattan Beach also offers a variety of accommodations such as Shade Manhattan Beach, a sustainability-oriented luxury hotel with a rooftop pool that plants a tree for every guest who forgoes cleanliness during their stay. Private schools located in Manhattan Beach include American Martyrs Catholic School (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles), Manhattan Academy, Montessori School of Manhattan Beach and Journey of Faith Christian School. Manhattan Beach services include Easy Reader-Manhattan Beach, Beach Magazine, Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Times and Beach Reporter. Parking & Street parking ADA parking available Accessible via Commuter Express 438 stop Manhattan Ave & 10th St; Beach Cities Transit 109 stop Manhattan Ave.