3 Picturesque Picnic Spots in Manhattan Beach

Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape with your partner or a fun family
day out, a picnic could be just the ticket! Take in the day and find a nice
place to rest, spend some time with those you love, and eat some good packed
food while you’re at it. Once you’ve got your basket packed, consider these
three prime spots to lay your checkered blanket in Manhattan Beach: Polliwog
Park, the Manhattan Beach Pier, and Bruce’s Beach.

Polliwog Park
Polliwog Park offers many fun activities and diverse areas to lay your
blanket down.  Find a place by the pond and feed some of the roaming ducks,
or find a spot in the ampitheater or playground area.  Stretch out on the
grass and be able to breathe in this safe environment.  Outdoor BBQ grills
are also available if you’re feeling more fancy.  During the summer, people
opt for a picnic dinner as they watch a performance by Shakespeare by the
Sea or enjoy one of
the Concerts in the Park.

Features of Polliwog Park:
– three gazebos
– ampitheater
– picnic area with BBQ’s
– pool
– playground (includes one for older and three for smaller children)
– botanical garden
– 9-hole disc golf course
– dog run
– curbside parking is available along Redondo Avenue and Manhattan Beach

Corner of Redondo Ave. and Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach,
CA 90266

Manhattan Beach & Pier
The actual beach of Manhattan Beach offers an expansive view of the ocean,
and a lot of space to find a place to picnic.  If you’re not feeling like
making food yourself, you can grab some to-go from one of the many
restaurants located along Manhattan Beach Boulevard (the street going
down to the pier) or on any of the off-shoot streets.  The beach offers an
ocean to cool down in on a hot day, a terrific sunset view for a romantic
dinner, or a place to play volleyball and other games on the sand with
your family and friends.  You can also bike and enjoy a ride on the
strand or, if driving, you can find one of the spots at the many parking
meters nearby.

400-500 The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 399-8471

Bruce’s Beach
Bruce’s “Beach” is technically a park that is situated on the sloping
grassy hillside leading down to Manhattan’s beach area.  The oldest park
site in Manhattan Beach, it includes park benches, a small basketball
half-court, and a lot of trees and shady areas to enjoy the view that
you’ll be facing.  It’s one of the prime spots to watch a South Bay sunset.

Highland and 27th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266