Welcome to Manhattan Beach
A lively community of luxury living and polished beaches
This small beach town overlies the relaxing shore of Manhattan Beach. This laid-back city by the sea is home to some of the most impressive modern contemporary-inspired buildings and houses on the southern coast of California. Hillside views from downtown streets provide breathtaking coastline sights while traveling in and around town. This family-oriented community outside of Los Angeles prides itself on its upstanding shores and streets, lined with shops and upscale boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and contemporary luxury architecture. Sizeable beachfront homes shine bright with window exteriors and admirable balconies climbing to the sky. The temperature is unbeatable year-round, with warm sun and crisp cool breezes rarely jumping above eighty degrees even in the hottest summer months.
The Strand offers miles of exercise, exhilarating sights, and opportunities for individuals traveling the SoCal coastline. Manhattan Beach brings opportunities to observe or participate in many activities, including volleyball competitions or simply watching surfers rush the waves competing for the ultimate crest with sea lions and dolphins, sunup to sun down. Stroller-wielding families take the path alongside skateboarders, individuals on rollerblades, bikes, and dog lovers walking on a daily journey of beach sights to and from their residences in observation of the community's magnificence.
What to Love
- Breathtaking sunsets from an iconic peer
- Family oriented community
- Energizing atmosphere full of activity
- Outstanding ocean views from the town
This coastal area is tucked away from the hustle of the big city but packs a lot of leisure activity with ample opportunity to get out and get active along the shore. Various parks and recreation facilities allow members to engage in multiple outdoor sporting events. From tennis to golf, neighborhood teams are looking for people to join in on organized exercise and camaraderie.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Manhattan Beach Post, known as M.B. Post, is home to the Michelin Star Chef David LeFavre, preparing the most delightfully delicate dishes with years of technique, mastery of seafood, and his craft of exceptional creativity and attention to excellent ingredient combinations. This eatery encourages shared plates and presents soul food with sizable portions suitable for a king.
Simmzy’s, a thriving family-owned gastropub, presents the perfect mix of hops and grain in each pint of draft beer while servers offer to match menu items with each palatable brew. Founded by a team of brothers with environmental responsibility as a goal, produce and protein are sourced from local farmers and ranchers, creating burgers, sandwiches, and other American favorites with fresh ingredients bite after bite.
JOEY Manhattan Beach is committed to sharing the most inventive dishes and unique dining experiences in the area. This eatery is known for its elite team of chefs serving excellence with exquisite seafood and sushi fresh and elegantly plated. The dining experience comes with the best of global cuisine served to perfection and complemented by creative tropical-inspired cocktails. These beverages are a staple in this lively environment, each with an authentic twist of top-shelf liquor and a taste to remember. The service philosophy of this establishment is to discover the type of dining experience guests are looking for from the moment they enter the building and exceed expectations throughout the restaurant stay.
Things to Do
Annually this city holds many celebrations with the sound of waves lapping on the shore. Summer welcomes many to the beach, enjoying festivals and concerts or simply observing the next surf champion at contests off the coast. The Manhattan Beach Car Show downtown benefits the beach police K-9 unit and is a popular way to get out and socialize with the city's finest. This community provides plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy various foods from local vendors and fine dining at catered events and festivals. Often the beach hosts open mic opportunities for local musicians. Yoga is a regularly scheduled activity at different beach locations, offering a soothing stretch session along the shore season after season.
The strand is a paved strip that extends for miles upon miles along the coastline and is available any day of the week to take a stroll and explore, shop, dine or soak up the sun in the presence of the ever-so-lovely California south bay beaches. No matter what you are into, there is always an event on the beach or within walking distance hosting calm waves hitting the shore in the background.
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Manhattan Beach Unified ISD prides itself on the whole student approach, incorporating life skills in preparation for meeting the ever-evolving challenges in a highly complex technology-rich global society. High achievement and excellence are a priority at each campus.