Located on Santa Monica Bay, El Porto Beach is just south of Dockweiler Beach in Playa Del Rey and north of Manhattan Beach. El Porto Beach is one of two beaches in the City of Manhattan Beach. From 1st Street to Rosecrans Avenue is the southern Manhattan Beach and from Rosecrans to 45th Street (where the El Porto parking lot entrance is off of Vista Del Mar) is the northern El Porto Beach.
The City of Manhattan Beach annexed this beachfront community of El Porto in 1980. El Porto is one of the most popular beaches in the South Bay area. Surfers enjoy an underwater canyon that creates waves usually larger than those at neighboring beaches. These swells have lefts and rights that break over sandbars and are consistently big when other beaches are flat. The breaks can hold waves up to double overhead.
Volleyball courts are located throughout the El Porto beach area. Roller skates and bicycles are rented out at the Surf Food Stand for recreation along the paved Marvin Braude Bike Path. The Surf Food Stand is one of the only locations that sells food at the beach. The chairs and tables with umbrellas are a picture perfect spot to sit and enjoy your meal beachside. El Porto Surf School, aka Campsurf, offers private lessons to learn to surf as well as surf camps to teach groups how to surf. They also offer stand up paddleboard lessons.
There are restrooms with showers located throughout the beach; and lifeguards are on duty. No fires are permitted on the beach and dogs are also not allowed. Parking is metered with a 5 hour maximum limit.
El Porto Beach
45th Street and The Strand
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Surfing, Volleyball, Biking, Skating, Walking, Running, Swimming, Paddle boarding, Boogie boarding
Lifeguard, Restrooms, Showers, Bike Path, Volleyball Courts, ADA Accessible Features, Restaurant