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Favorite thing: I always found the beach to be very relaxing. I dont know if it was the sound of the ocean, its waves crashing on the shore or the breeze but I fell in love with Manhattan Beach. I moved here after a very difficult marriage and even more difficult divorce. I needed to start over so i decided i would start fresh here. At first i would just sit at the Pier and pray or talk to God...You know... "why me....why is this happening...life is so hard.. blah blah blah". Then I really started to feel better, I found so much comfort here that this place has a special place in my heart and someday I hope to move back.
Fondest memory: Some of my happiest memories was of when I was living in Manhattan Beach. I was about two blocks from the beach, lived in a tiny apartment and I went to the beach everyday. I was really into getting in shape at the time and i would get off work and take a jog on tne Strand or rollerblade or bike ride. Sometimes if I was having a bad day i would get a hot chocolate at the Coffee Bean and walk down to the pier and just think or relax or take a walk. I would go at any time of the day or night. I always felt very safe there.
Summer is great in Manhattan Beach but really anytime is great being there. At night time theres so many people out and its a nice place to hang out.
While most people liked to go to Beaches Restaurant, I really liked going to Shellbacks.(Right across from Beaches). We would walk down from the apartment and go have a few drinks and watch the basketball game or the football game.. it didnt matter. Shellbacks is more laidback, cheaper prices, and mostly filled with locals.
The Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab .
Favorite thing: This round building is located at the end of the Manhattan Pier ,it has an exhibit of the
flora and the fauna of the Santa Monica Bay.
A great place for chiildren where kids can look at and sometimes touch creatures in tanks and aquarium.
Fondest memory: The Roundhouse,is available for Birthday Parties and fieldtrips , and it also provides wheelchair acces & Parking.
So location is
The end of the Manhattan Pier , and it can be reached by phone
Open weekdays 3 pm till sunset
weekends 10 am till sunset .
Donations of $ 2 us recommended.
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