Another piece, Beyond this Point Lies the Rest of the World, can be found in the upper south parking lot near the MB Pier and Shellback Tavern. A specialty railing design with a compass captures the eye. In addition to public art, you’ll find murals that once again demonstrate the unique vibe of Manhattan Beach. In a nod to the entrepreneurship and history that makes MB the special city
Add an iconic pier and a vibrant beachside downtown, and you’ve got Manhattan Beach—or at least the part that’s long garnered the attention of the media and visitors to this seaside paradise.
it is, third-generation shopping center owner Heather Miller commissioned artwork to celebrate the 75th anniversary of her family’s shopping center on Sepulveda Boulevard between 9th and 10th streets. DINING
Once a sleepy little beach town, Manhattan Beach has become a culinary hot spot.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MANHATTAN BEACH PIER
A trip to Manhattan Beach is not complete without a visit to the Pier. Located at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, the pier was reputedly one of the first structures erected during the town’s birth back in 1901, though the one standing today is not the original pier. The original structure was made from wood and stood 900 feet long but it was destroyed by a storm in 1913. Delays in construction related to cash flow, Mother Nature, and the Great War prevented the reappearance of the pier until 1920. An octagonal house was added to the line-up in 1922 and a 200 foot extension that had been added in 1928 was destroyed by a winter storm in 1940, never to be repaired. In 1946, the pier and attached beach were given to the state by the city of Manhattan Beach. For the next forty years, life revolved quietly around this beautiful spot by the sea. But by the mid-1980s, age and Mother Nature had done their dirty work on the pier. In 1995, the Manhattan Beach Pier was declared a historic landmark by the state and the process of restoring it back to its original glory was underway.
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