Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Pier Location - The pier is located at the end of Manhattan Beach Blvd. There is a parking lot with meters that accept coins, dollars, and credit or debit cards. The cost is $0.25 for 10 minutes (or $1.50 per hour). There is a maximum time limit of 5 hours for parking. If the Pier parking lot is full there are 2 more lots on Ocean Drive on either side of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach Pier View
The pier has stairs that lead down to the white sandy beach or you can just stroll along the pier and enjoy the ocean breeze and views. The pier has a cafe at the end of it where you can grab a bite to eat. It is also the location of the Roundhouse Aquarium. Admission to the aquarium is free and there is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family.
Strolling on Manhattan Beach Pier
Sport Fishing from the pier without a fishing license is permitted by the California Dept of Fish and Game. The end of the pier in the deep water is where you can catch mackerel, sea bass, or yellowtail (species of fish that migrate in and out of the Santa Monica bay and deemed to be safe to eat). Plan on bringing your own bait as the existence of a bait shop at the end of the pier is 50-50 at best.
Fishing from Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Pier View towards Hermosa Beach