I have a strong preference for OC beaches, but every now and then, a shorter drive wins out. And really, it's hard to complain when you have sand, salt water, and sun -- no matter where you are! Manhattan Beach is a great place to play volleyball games, bocce games, bird-chasing games, and pull-your-baby-around-in-the-sand games.
|My dad took over bird-chasing duties with Jake. So cute!|