A beautiful beach community on the south end of Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach offers miles of sandy beach and the historic Manhattan Beach Pier. Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the Manhattan Beach Pier is a famous sightseeing and fishing destination on the Southern California coast. Stretching out into the Pacific Ocean, the scenic 928-foot pier is a peaceful place for fishing, surfing, sightseeing, and photography. The breathtaking sunsets and outlooks on the pier beckon artists to the seascape. Edging the beach and Manhattan Beach Pier are waterfront restaurants and shops.
Manhattan Beach Pier Fishing
The Manhattan Beach Pier is known for its excellent fishing. The public fishing pier is a great spot for catching cod, croaker, herring, bonito, Pacific mackerel, jack mackerel, barracuda, white seabass, yellowtail, halibut and silver surfperch.
Manhattan Beach Pier Aquarium
Housed in a Mediterranean-style building at the end of Manhattan Beach Pier, the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab & Aquarium features a shark tank, tide pool touch tank with animals common to Southern California, and tanks with lobsters, baby sharks and brightly-colored fish and invertebrates. The aquarium is free to the public and offers group tours.
Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach Hotel
Located 4 miles from Manhattan Beach Pier, Ayres Hotel - Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne/LAX is a European-inspired hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and modern luxuries. Relax in beautifully decorated suites with antique furniture and pillow-top beds. Enjoy our sparkling outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center and courtyard. Stay connected with complimentary Wifi , and get inspired in our versatile meeting space. Enjoy fresh California cuisine at Matisse, or ask our concierge about local dining and attractions. Check out our Romantic Getaway Package and Wedding Packages.