My Guide to Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is currently one of the hottest spots in LA right now. From its award winning restaurants, pristine beaches, friendly locals and all-around good atmosphere, it is a perfect place to live, work and play.

Where to Eat:

MB Post – Small plate style restaurant with an ever-changing menu of delicious bites. Make sure you try their famous bacon cheddar biscuits!

Simmzys – Great spot for a beer, burger and people watching.

The Strand House – Great restaurant for a night out with your special someone or to grab a cocktail with some friends. The restaurant has beautiful ocean views from almost every seat and a great selection of cocktails and seafood!

The Kettle – One of the few places open 24 hours in Manhattan Beach… The Kettle has it ALL. From their great breakfast selection to delicious dinner entrees, you can never go wrong with The Kettle.

The Rockefeller – One of my personal favorite places for weekend brunch, and us Angelenos love to brunch! They have an awesome selection of brunch choices, flavored mimosas and all around fun atmosphere, with locations in both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. They also have 99 cent burgers on Tuesday night… Yes, 99 cents.

Where to Go:

The Beach – One of the best beaches in LA County and even the sand was once imported from Waikiki Beach! The Manhattan Beach strand and beach is always a happening place, from people walking, biking, rollerblading, socializing, playing beach volleyball, surfing, swimming… you name it! If you’re looking to surf, try a little north in ‘El Porto’ to catch some great waves.

Manhattan Beach Boulevard – the artery of Manhattan Beach where locals and visitors can enjoy great food, shopping for all ages and budgets, fun bars, people watching, etc. Parking can sometime be tricky (especially during the summer) so plan ahead!

Manhattan Beach Pier & Roundhouse –  The MB Pier is the possibly most iconic landmark in the South Bay. The pier extends from Manhattan Beach Boulevard and breaks off from the bike and walking path to give beach-goers a stroll over the ocean. This clean (MB is a non-smoking city) and spacious pier has great lookout points, concrete benches and a friendly aquarium and cafe at the end!

Where to Play

Shellback Tavern – Simply put, this place is your all-American beach town dive bar.

The Strand House – Perfect for drinks after work or grabbing a well-crafted cocktail on a Saturday night.

Events to Note:

6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament

AVP Tournament

Manhattan Beach Farmer’s Market 

Manhattan Beach as Special Olympics Host Town

Concerts in the Park 

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

International Surf Festival (ISF)


*Interested in calling Manhattan Beach home? Contact me today to learn more about the beautiful South Bay area and Manhattan Beach housing market. I would love to provide you with a free no-obligation consultation and show you how great living here truly is!


Posted on: June 23, 2015, by : stephanieronca