Fodor's Expert Review Manhattan Beach
A wide, sandy strip with good swimming and rows of volleyball courts, Manhattan Beach is the preferred destination of fit, tanned young professionals. There are also such amenities as a bike path, a playground, a bait shop, fishing equipment for rent, and a sizable fishing pier. It's also the perfect place to unwind during a long layover at LAX. Amenities: parking (fee); lifeguards; toilets; food and drink; showers. Best for: swimming; walking.