"my hometown" Manhattan Beach by jrjohnson

Manhattan Beach Travel Guide: 352 reviews and 782 photos

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great location, weather, people, tons to do, quaint small old beachy streets
  • Cons:quaint small old beachy streets and too many people on the weekends
  • In a nutshell:beautiful beach, birthplace of beach volleyball, and one of the few true communities left in LA
  • Intro Written Sep 8, 2002
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  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Wishing you A Very Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy a Special Day!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 1:34 PM

    Nice place to live in. I didn't know that Manhattan Beach is the birthplace of beach volleyball. In Portugal we have some great volleyball players.

  • BROOKS's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 7:41 PM

    Enjoyed your Manhattan Beach page.

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 8:19 PM

    Summer '74 as Kansas college junior came to MB to join my brother, med student at USC. Lived on 42nd. Could walk to El T's after day at beach/partying. Your story makes it sound like nothing has changed. Nice to know 30 years later. Thanks for good memory

  • Feb 15, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    Hi there- I am comign to MB the week of Easter and we're stayign at the Sea View Inn. Yours was the only "good" review--is the beach there swmimmable?? Is the water temp too cold---thanks- E Cullen-any other tips would be great--

  • Mar 28, 2006 at 10:43 AM

    This is very helpful! Me and my husband are going to Manhattan Beach for 2 nights and have no clue what there is to do. We're staying at the Marriott that you listed, I was so glad to see it on your list! :) Thanks for the info!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 8:51 PM

    Have a good one JR!! thanks for VT catch up soon, hugs, Pam :-))

  • Aug 19, 2005 at 1:47 PM

    it's smashing, Darling. what is AVP?

  • May 19, 2005 at 2:02 AM

    thanks for the excellent warnings ;) (oh, and restaurant tips) Ill be at Manhattan Beach for a business meeting in early June. Two years too late I guess, I missed the biggest event there ever ;)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 6:30 PM

    Outstanding restaurant tips that are detailed, helpful, and, best of all, honest. You have a great writing style for your commentary. Thanks for the enthusiastic tour of your home, Manhattan Beach.

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