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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are fires allowed on Manhattan Beach?
  2. Are dogs allowed on the beach?
  3. What are the hours for Manhattan Beach Pier?
  4. Is it safe to swim in the water at Manhattan Beach?
  5. Is kitesurfing allowed at Manhattan Beach?
  6. Where can I rent bikes around Manhattan Beach?



1. Are fires allowed on Manhattan Beach?

No fires are allowed on Manhattan Beach, but 3 miles to the north fires are permitted on Dockweiler Beach inside the fire rings until 10:00 PM.


2. Are dogs allowed on the beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach.


3. What are the hours for Manhattan Beach Pier?

The pier is open 24 hours a day.


4. Is it safe to swim in the water at Manhattan Beach?

Generally the water quality at Manhattan Beach is very good. At times, after a heavy rain, storm drains may wash undeserable pollutants into the ocean. Many people avoid swimming at those times. You can check the water quality at LA County Public Health Beach Advisories.


5. Is kitesurfing allowed at Manhattan Beach?

Kitesurfing is allowed at Manhattan Beach. The general rule is to stay at least 100 feet from beach-goers. There may be times when the beach is so crowded that lifeguards decide it is unsafe to kiteboard. It is always wise to check with lifeguards before setting up.


6. Where can I rent bikes around Manhattan Beach?

The closest place is Fun Bunns Inc, 1116 Manhattan Avenue. (310) 372-8500


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