Sand SectionPermanent vacation; these few words define the feeling evocative of living in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section. This section offers the rare opportunity for an authentic pedestrian lifestyle. Everything is easily accessible; the beach and ocean, specialty shopping like the famous butcher-Manhattan Meat Market, the flower market, restaurants, and entertainment. One can choose to park the car on Friday after work and not get back in until Monday morning; ideal for those seeking a retreat from the daily grind. While yards are sparse, views are not. Stretched elegantly along the coast from El Porto to the Hermosa Beach border, sprawling white water views can be had from most homes in this section of Manhattan Beach. Typically, homes are three stories and built on a reverse floor plan to maximize ocean views for relishing life with family and friends in this very social neighborhood. Life on the Strand is a dream realized where nothing comes between you and the dazzling sea. Homes here enjoy unobstructed views from Palos Verdes to Malibu, and while paying a premium for this proximity to the sea, a beach for one’s backyard is rather priceless. Just beyond the Strand are what are commonly known as the “Walk Streets”. What is basically a wide sidewalk; these pedestrian-only streets are closed off to traffic, and lined with homes that typically have large street-level patios opening onto the walk street. These sub-communities are very social where one can enjoy a glass of wine with a friendly neighbor relaxing outdoors almost any day of the week. Children have more freedom to scamper about safely; meanwhile, adults dash down the street with a surfboard in hand to catch the next epic wave. Homes on the flat walk streets in South Manhattan Beach are often built on more of a traditional floor plan with the kitchen and entertaining spaces on the bottom floor to easily access the walk street. Holidays like Halloween are especially fun in these areas. Entire blocks of residence will participate in the joy of entertaining guests together and share in the festivities while engaging with friendly neighbors. In North Manhattan Beach, the walk streets get longer as Highland Avenue moves northward. These walk streets often curve slightly with the land and are identified for their “Gas Light” nickname due to the quintessential Gas Lights built throughout several of the streets. The streets here tend to be steeper, but offer more privacy because of it. The sunset views from these locations are some of the best, and unlike most of the South Bay, residents here enjoy views with no power-lines. The heart of Manhattan Beach is its lively downtown area at the center of the Sand Section between Ardmore Avenue to the Pacific Ocean. The quaint town is home to famous restaurants like MB Post, historical spots like the bar Eurcoles that serves up one of the best burgers around, or the ever lively Nick’s in the Metlox Center. Another space for local sun seekers to linger throughout the day, the aforementioned Metlox as it’s locally known. This charming plaza is filled with restaurants, shops, and the Shade Hotel. This spot also hosts the weekly farmer’s market and various other actives and events throughout the year. The downtown Sand Section’s social counterpoint in the El Porto neighborhood is known as simply North Manhattan which maintains its own local’s scene. Home to long-standing Pancho’s restaurant where the best margarita in town can be enjoyed while watching the game after a long day on the beach. This surfing mecca of Manhattan Beach also claims other great eateries, fantastic yoga studios, and boutiques along Highland Avenue that serve the Sand Section and the Tree Section.
3812 The Strand, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Have you ever dreamed of owning and living in a 3 bedroom 2 bath place on The Strand in Manhattan Beach and having somebody else pay for it? Here is your chance.
3604 Alma, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Well maintained 4 unit building in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section. The Penthouse features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a large ocean view deck with a cabana, air conditioning and a remodeled kitchen. Below the Penthouse are 2-one bedroom one bath units, there is a two bedroom one bath unit off of Vista Dr.. The property offers 3 garages and 5 off street-parking spaces.
3614 Vista Drive, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Diamond in the rough! Rare find....lowest priced single family home in the Sand Section. The possibilities are endless with this corner lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located just blocks from the beach. Fixer upper with tons of potential! Opportunity is knocking... rarely does a property of this kind hit the market. Investors, builders, flippers, part-timers, full-timers...
540 3rd Street, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
A Rare New Construction in the highly coveted Sand Section of South MB, this stylish Coastal Modern seamlessly blends beach living with every convenience, necessity, and prerequisite of the Southern CA Lifestyle.
501 6th Place, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
This could very well be your dream home nestled in the prestigious Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. Situated on a corner lot, this captivating Cape Cod residence offers the perfect blend of coastal elegance and modern luxury. As you enter, you'll be greeted by a spacious and open floor plan that seamlessly connects the living room, kitchen, and dining room.
341 6th Street, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Come and fall in love with one of the most incredible homes in the highly coveted flat walk streets of the Sand Section area of Manhattan Beach. A 2023 new construction coastal modern 5 bedroom and 7 bathroom home with a bright & open floor plan. This home was designed to take advantage of the indoor/outdoor beach lifestyle.
653 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Incredible opportunity to own a traditional Cape Cod ocean view Townhome just a few short blocks to the beach, and all of the restaurants and shops in downtown Manhattan Beach. Two master suites with a separate dining room and large open upgraded kitchen/living room. Light and bright and beachy. Bamboo floors, newly painted throughout and all bathrooms have recently been updated.
229 24th Street, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Nestled on a coveted south-facing walkstreet, this Montecito-style home showcases awe-inspiring panoramic ocean vistas that stretch from Malibu to Catalina Island. Custom built in 2009, the home offers a truly captivating coastal living experience.
315 Gull St, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
If you’ve ever wanted to live within walking distance to the infamous surf breaks in Manhattan Beach, now’s your chance. This luxurious, multi-level contemporary home boasts elegance and comfort just steps from the sand, offering three bedrooms, an office, and three-and-a-half baths in 2535 (BTV) square feet, backdropped by stunning panoramic ocean views.
3302 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
This exceptional Pied-a-terre is only one block to the sand in north Manhattan Beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. With ocean and sunset views from the expansive deck that spans the dining and living areas, this open and bright condo is an ideal vacation paradise. The great room features a fireplace as well as dining and living room plus an entertaining bar.