Frequently Asked Questions

Downtown Manhattan Beach

Where Do I Park?

The City runs twelve parking lots.  These lot locations can be viewed using the online Public Parking Lots Interactive Tour. Beyond lots, there are over 300 City street meters in the Downtown Manhattan Beach business district. These parking spaces serve to regulate the flow of transitory and business traffic. Visit our PARKING page for more information.


Yes! There are many ADA parking spaces in out city lots. Visit the PARKING page see a list and map of where they are located.

when is the farmers market?

The Farmers Market is currently in Summer Hours: Tuesdays, 11 AM – 5 PM

Located at Metlox Plaza behind Shade Hotel
13th Street + Morningside Drive – Metered parking is available in the underground Metlox parking lot or in Lot 3 at Morningside and 12th Street. For more information, visit our FARMERS MARKET page.

Where do I find the latest community events? 

Downtown Manhattan Beach is home to many annual events, including televised AVP tournaments, the World Famous Pumpkin Race, and Travel Channel's top ranked Holiday Fireworks. To see these events and many others, visit our EVENTS page!

is the beach dog friendly?

Although we love to see our friends and neighbors walking their furry friends through the streets of Downtown Manhattan Beach, there are no pets allowed on our beach in an effort to respect the athletes, locals, guests, and families who spend time on our beautiful sand.

Where Can I connect to Free Wifi?

Several local businesses in Downtown Manhattan Beach offer free wifi to their guests. These include: Manhattan Denim, {pages} a bookstore, Bacchus Wines Made Simple, LOOK! Optometry, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Shade Hotel, Strand House, Rock’N Fish, Brewco, Simmzy’s, Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite, The Kettle, Rockefeller + Shellback Tavern.

What is that building at the end of the pier?

It is called the Roundhouse and it houses an aquarium with a touch tank and many animal specimens from the Santa Monica Bay. It’s a particularly good place for kids, and admission is free. To learn more, visit the Roundhouse Aquarium website!