Top 5 Things to do in Manhattan Beach in February

Top 5 Things to do in Manhattan Beach in February

February in Manhattan Beach can be a bit chilly, but there's still plenty to enjoy! Take a stroll along The Strand and enjoy the ocean views, maybe grab a coffee or hot chocolate from a nearby cafe. If you're feeling adventurous, you could try out some water activities like paddleboarding or kayaking. And don't forget to explore the local shops and restaurants, they always have something special to offer. If you're a nature lover, a visit to the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden could be a serene and beautiful experience. Just bundle up a bit, and you'll find there's still a lot to appreciate in Manhattan Beach in February!

Here are the 5 recommendations for things to do in Manhattan Beach, CA in February:

  1. Beach Walk and Sunset Viewing: Take a leisurely stroll along the beach, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and enjoy the stunning sunset. The views are always picturesque, and the cool February breeze adds a unique charm.
  2. Dining at Local Restaurants: Manhattan Beach has a fantastic culinary scene. Explore local eateries and try out some seafood or cozy up with a warm meal. It's a great way to experience the local flavors.
  3. Surfing Lessons: If you're feeling adventurous, why not try surfing? Manhattan Beach is known for its surfing culture, and taking a lesson can be a thrilling experience. Don't worry about the chilly water; wetsuits will keep you warm.
  4. Visit the Manhattan Beach Pier: Take a walk on the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier. You can enjoy panoramic views of the coastline, watch surfers catching waves, and maybe even try fishing if you're inclined.
  5. Attend Local Events: Check out any local events or festivals happening in February. Manhattan Beach often has community events, live music, or art exhibitions. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and meet fellow enthusiasts.


Manhattan Beach, California is known for its beautiful beaches and great surf spots. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of waves to catch in the area. Here are some of the top surf spots near Manhattan Beach that are worth checking out:

El Porto: This spot is located just north of Manhattan Beach and is known for its consistent waves and long rides. It's a great spot for both longboarders and shortboarders. The waves here can get pretty big, so it's perfect for experienced surfers looking for a challenge.

The Manhattan Beach Pier: The waves at the pier are known for being more mellow, making it a great spot for beginners. The pier also offers a great view of the beach, making it a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Shitpipe: This spot is located just south of Manhattan Beach and is known for its powerful and hollow waves. It's a challenging spot that's best for experienced surfers, but the waves here are truly epic when the conditions are right.

Santa Monica: Although it is located a bit further away from Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica is known for its long and powerful waves. It's a great spot for experienced surfers and the beach here is also a popular spot for beachgoers and tourists.

When it comes to surfing in Manhattan Beach, the best time to hit the waves is when the swells are the biggest during the summer and fall. The water temperature is also warmer during these seasons, making it more comfortable to surf. It's always important to check the surf report and be aware of the current conditions before heading out to the water.

Manhattan Beach and its surrounding areas offer a wide variety of surf spots that cater to all skill levels. From the beginner-friendly waves at the Manhattan Beach Pier to the powerful waves at Shitpipe, there's something for every surfer in the area. So grab your board and hit the waves in Manhattan Beach!

Enjoy Volleyball Excitement at Manhattan Beach!

Manhattan Beach and volleyball go together like the moon and stars - a perfect pair. Whether you enjoy playing or watching, beach volleyball is a fun, exciting sport, and we'd like to share some upcoming summertime events that you're sure to love. And it's all conveniently located to the premier Manhattan Beach hotel, The Sea View Inn.

Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, August 3-4, 2018. Named after the "Godfather of Beach Volleyball", over 40 years ago Charlie Saikley introduced youngsters to volleyball by starting the first Southern California volleyball instruction program. He created beach-lifestyle tournaments featuring world-class players, and his strong belief in family-friendly, all-age inclusive games still shines in these events. Divisions include Men's 40+, Men's 50+, Men's Open, Women's Masters 35+, and Women's Open.

Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, August 5, 2018. A tournament for ages 19 and under that prepares young volleyball players for participation in the famed Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, teams can dress up and showcase their playing skills. The Jr. 6-Man is divided into three tournaments: 12 years and under; 13 to under 15; and 15 but under 19 boys. The winning teams receive medals and International Surf Festival t-shirts.

Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament, August 16-19, 2018. Celebrating 59 years, the "granddaddy of beach volleyball tournaments" is an extremely popular tournament that began in the 1960s as an amateur event. Now it's the only professional volleyball tournament that allows amateurs to compete in pre-qualifying rounds for an opportunity to place into the main event. A celebration of this wonderful tradition begins on August 16with an MBO Volleyball Walk of Fame red carpet ceremony; the qualification tournament is held the same day. The tournament is presented by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and the City of Manhattan Beach. 

Make your visit a memorable one at The Sea View Inn, the closest hotel to the beach with a warm, cozy atmosphere where you can live like a local in the hometown environment of  Manhattan Beach. Contact us today for reservations! 

Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park Presented by OneWest Bank

It's that wonderful time of year when you can look forward to Manhattan Beach Concerts every Sunday, from July 1 through September 2 at Polliwog Park, and this year is even more special because it's the 40th anniversary of this wonderful concert series. And it's only a :10 minute drive from your Manhattan Beach hotel, The Sea View Inn!

The festivities kick off with a Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert on July 1, where the highly respected 45-member Navy Band Southwest will treat you to an evening of music honoring the sacrifice and service of South Bay military men and women. Considered "one of the finest and oldest continuing musical organizations, the Navy Band Southwest has supported the San Diego community for over 80 years.

Among the many highly talented singers and groups you'll see are The PettyBreakers, the country's top "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" tribute group. Relive the sights, sounds and overall experience of a Tom Petty concert on July 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The PettyBreakers' performances are so identical to Petty's, they were asked to perform on AXS TV's "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands".

For a total change of pace, on July 29 you'll be swept up in the Afro/Latin Funk sounds of Jungle Fire, a 10-piece TropiFunk band with musical influences from such greats as James Brown, Fela Kuti and many others. Performing both original music and covers, their energized blend of Afro-Caribbean and West African rhythms are a reflection of Los Angeles' multicultural landscape.

Bringing Rockabilly into the 21st century on August 5 is Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards, whose updated classics from the '50s and '60s coupled with their own original tunes will have you dancing in the park. Aileen Quinn may sound familiar - she was twice nominated for a Golden Globe for her title role in the 1982 film Annie, and the soundtrack she recorded from the film went multi-platinum. 

This is just a small taste of the wide range of musical entertainment waiting for you on summer Sundays. At each concert, an opening band performs from 3:45 to 4:30, then the main band takes the stage from 5 to 7. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and food for a truly fulfilling evening!

Why not extend your musical journey into a true getaway? Book a stay at The Sea View Inn, and enjoy living like a local in our intimate seaside hotel. Remember we're the closest hotel to the beach in Manhattan Beach!  Contact us to get your Manhattan Beach experience off to a great start!

The International Surf Festival Happens August 4-7, 2016

Make your hotel reservations now for this year's Int'l Surf Festival, presented by the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors.

The 2016 host city for the 55th International Surf Festival is the City of Hermosa Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.  Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s.  The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament.  

Other great events include:

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