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A Family Day in Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach, CA, is a gem of Los Angeles, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement for families. With its beautiful beach, diverse dining options, and various activities, you can easily spend an entire day (or two!) exploring this charming coastal town. Here's a detailed guide to making the most of your visit.

Under the pier, an Instagrammable moment!
Under the pier, an Instagrammable moment!

Morning by the Beach


Spend the Day at the Beach

Manhattan Beach boasts one of the finest beaches in the world. Start your day soaking up the sun, playing in the surf, or building sandcastles. The beach's pristine sands and excellent facilities, including showers and bathrooms, make it family-friendly.



Surf’s Up!

For those looking to ride the waves, there are plenty of options for renting boards and taking surf lessons:

  • Nikau Kai Waterman Shop (919 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach). Rent surfboards, bodyboards, SUP boards, wetsuits, beach chairs, and umbrellas.

  • Spyder Surf (1116 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach). Offers a range of rentals including surfboards and wetsuits.

  • El Porto Surfboards: Early morning rentals near the beach, with surfboards, wetsuits, and more. This one's been around for ever! (3804 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach)

Early morning at the beach
Early morning at the beach

Surf Lessons

  • One Wave Surf: Offers a 1.5-hour lesson package, perfect for beginners and novices, with all equipment provided.


Beach Volleyball

Manhattan Beach is famous for its beach volleyball courts. Spend some time playing a game or two with the family. It’s a great way to stay active and have fun. Free - no booking required!