Take a Sunset Surf at Manhattan Beach

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Duration: two hours.Enjoy the sunset while catching some waves.Consistent surf conditions year round for all levels.

Manhattan Beach Pier is a popular spot in the South Bay of Los Angeles for surfers of all levels. With its exposed beach break with consistent surf and more than 300 days of sun per year, you can pretty much always count on good weather in Manhattan Beach so you can surf no matter the season. Ideal swells come in from the southwest, which creates mellow waves during sunset that are perfect for chill riding. It’s never too crowded, but you’ll always see at least a handful of surfers catching waves by the pier—it’s not uncommon to find surfers weaving through the mussel covered pillars below.

One of the best times to surf out here is during sunset—you’ll have a front row seat for some of the best sunsets that Southern California has to offer. After a few hours of surfing, grab a bite to eat and relax with a drink at some of my favorite local spots, Fishing with Dynamite and MB Post.

Tips: be sure to check for surf conditions and watch out for the occasional riptide. There are a limited number of metered parking spots right by the pier, but there are parking structures or even free street parking if you’re willing to walk a little farther.

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2 months ago

Popular spot

Popular surf spot. The beach is very long. Is also a great spot for sunset watching

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7 months ago

Beautiful wave

Situated in the South Bay, Manhattan Beach offers miles and miles of beach break. The majority of the waves are closeouts but the occasional gem can be found. Be aware, this is a very crowded surf spot so practice your etiquette.

Beautiful Sunsets!

Great place to relax after a long day. Parking can be limited on the weekends and metered during non holidays. Water quality here is better than most Los Angeles beaches. Beautiful all around, definitely recommend!

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almost 4 years ago

Great spot for surfing and strolling the beach! Beautiful Socal sunsets almost every day!

Parking can be a little tricky. Make sure you have quarters or park in a garage.

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over 5 years ago

Great waves and beautiful vibrant coast!

We love spending a day here and especially a sunset. The vibe is great!

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