The city has a total area of 4.9 square miles. Manhattan Beach features 2.1 miles of ocean frontage.
Manhattan Beach is a city of lovely homes on tree-lined streets, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches. The residents have informally divided the city into several distinct neighborhoods, including “The Village”, “Sand Section”, “Hill Section”, “Tree Section”, “Gas Lamp” section, Manhattan Heights, East Manhattan Beach, Liberty Village, “Poet’s Section”, and El Porto.
The Hill Section includes higher priced homes where many of the residences are remodeled and situated on steep hills allowing panoramic ocean and city views. The nearby Sand Section is notable for its pockets of quiet neighborhoods adjacent to the ocean. Multi-million dollar ocean-front homes line the bike path and walking lane along The Strand.
Take a walk along The Strand, walk the length of the pier and explore the local water life in our mini aquarium, meander the streets of our downtown district and enjoy the pleasant, relaxing atmosphere of our unique beach side community. As home to beach volleyball, each August we host the Manhattan Beach Open, the oldest, most prestigious professional volleyball tournament.
Manhattan Beach has it all. A shopper’s delight with an array of shops, boutiques and major department stores found throughout our downtown and north end business districts, the Manhattan Village Mall, and lining the boulevards of Sepulveda and Rosecrans. Dining choices are nearly endless. Whatever you desire to eat, you’ll find it superbly prepared at one of Manhattan Beach’s fine restaurants.The City boasts a private tennis club and a 9-hole golf course. The community provides a multitude of activities for its residents, including surfing and beach volleyball along with a variety of sports activities in its seven parks. Polliwog Park is the setting for Sunday afternoon concerts during the summer months and is the site of the Manhattan Beach Historical Society, a man-made lake and most recently the addition of the “Braille Trail”.