Manhattan Beach may be one of the world’s wealthiest areas, but it certainly doesn’t feel stuffy or rigid—rather, the atmosphere is quintessential “California.” While neighborhoods like the Hill Section, the second richest neighborhood in Los Angeles, abound in Manhattan Beach, it’s defined by a sense of laid-back relaxation and an appreciation for sports and the outdoors.
One of three beaches which make up the South Bay area, Manhattan Beach features ocean-front mansions and a plethora of high-end homes, but it’s also where volleyball, surfing, yoga and simply relaxing on the decadent sand are favorite pastimes.
Coastal breezes keep the air clean and fresh while temperatures also remain moderate year-round. The weather and natural beauty led GQ to name it as one of the six best beaches in the U.S. in 2014.
Along with events like the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament and the International Surf Festival, Manhattan Beach also boasts a charming downtown, nicknamed the heart of the city. Here you can meander around and explore the many Zagat-rated casual eateries, as well as an extensive selection of distinctive independent boutiques. Visit resident favorites like The Local Yolk, which is a simple diner that’s become an integral part of the community or have a peek in shops like The Beehive and Manhattan Beach Denim.
The beach itself is a favorite among locals and visitors alike because it’s wide, clean and sandy. In fact, the sand of Manhattan Beach is so naturally beautiful it was once used to fill the beaches of Waikiki. The Strand is a pedestrian and bike path which runs from the beach to town, and it’s where you’ll find walkers, joggers, and bikers. The Manhattan Beach Pier is well-maintained and is home to a small aquarium. At the south side of the pier, it’s not uncommon to discover a pro volleyball match happening.
If you’re considering a visit to this enclave of stunning waterfront homes and an inspiring outdoor lifestyle, the Time & Place team can not only help you find the perfect rental property, but we can also give you insider tips that will allow you to maximize your time at Manhattan Beach.
Our world-class concierges will arrange for you to surf like a local in Manhattan Beach. Pair with instructors to learn the basics and then take the waves in one of the world’s top surfing locales.
Renting a beach cruiser is perhaps one of the best ways to get a feel for the authentic ambiance of the area. You can take a casual ride along The Strand, enjoy the warm, salty breeze and take in people-watching opportunities at their finest.
Yoga is taken to the next level in Manhattan Beach. Time & Place can arrange for you to take a yoga class on the beach as the sun rises, or enjoy a private outdoor lesson that lets you immerse yourself in your surroundings.
Charter a Boat
Explore by boat. Charter a sail boat or private vessel so you can see the Manhattan Beach shoreline from the water. You can even learn to sail if you prefer.
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