Shopping, Sunsets & Surfing in Manhattan Beach, CA A picture-perfect beach town pulled right off a postcard, this gorgeous coastal enclave is simply beautiful. Surfers bob in the waves just offshore and cheerful cottages nestle next to bright pink bougainvillea. Super-fit athletes toss volleyballs over the sand. It seems like everyone has a glowing tan, from the rollerbladers to the friendly boutique owners. At the end of Manhattan Beach Pier, you can visit the recently renovated Roundhouse Aquarium. Lots of incredible restaurants and shops are nearby, along with over-the-top mansions for gawking. And just two miles south, you'll find one of the best hotels near the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach: the Sea Sprite Hotel.
Distance from hotel: 1.58 miles