New York City Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, including Manhattan Beach. With more than 2 miles of waterfront and 115 acres of sandy beach, it's a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. During the beach season, lifeguards are on duty every day from 10 a.m. until swimming is prohibited in closed sections.
Parking is sufficient with more than 450 public parking spaces, and most of California's beaches are now reopened. Founded in 1912, downtown Manhattan Beach is home to stylish and trendy shops, award-winning restaurants and chefs, delicious dining options just steps from the beach, and incredible sunsets. Accessible via Commuter Express 438 stop Manhattan Ave & 10th St; Beach Cities Transit 109 stop Manhattan Ave; and street parking ADA parking available. Stops along the way include Hermosa Beach Pier Avenue, Downtown Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Village Mall, Douglas Green Line station, downtown El Segundo, and Aviation Green Line station.
El Segundo, California, has only a small area of coastline between its neighbors Manhattan Beach to the south and Playa Del Rey to the north. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 50 food vendors gather in downtown Manhattan Beach for the weekly Manhattan Beach Certified Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to explore the local cuisine while enjoying the beautiful beachfront views. Whether you're looking for a day of swimming or just want to take in the sights of Manhattan Beach, it's important to know when it closes. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m.
Parking is available until 10 p.m., and the Certified Farmers Market runs until 3 p.m.