Welcome to the spectacular homes of the sand section in Manhattan Beach. Find helpful real estate information and search the homes currently for sale in the sand section. This area is often what people envision when they think about living in Manhattan Beach….walking to the beach, dazzling summer sunsets, great weather and plenty of sunshine. The “sand” section of Manhattan Beach gets it’s name from the proximity to the beach and stretches from Hermosa Beach to the northern edge of Manhattan known as El Porto or recently rebranded as North Manhattan Beach.
In addition to being so close to the ocean, the sand section enjoys both of the primary downtown areas. The heart of the southern end is downtown Manhattan Beach. This charming pedestrian friendly area is centered around the pier with high end shops and restaurants along with some old school type bars and dining. In the northern end you have the shopping and dining area in El Porto centered around Rosecrans. There are still some original beach bungalows but most have since departed to make way for spectacular luxury homes. Some of the unique areas are the “walkstreets” in which the homes front a pedestrian only “street” which allows for less noise, no cars, and a much safer atmosphere and the lack of cars make views that much more impressive and the oceanfront homes of The Strand. Housing in the area consists of primarily single family homes but there are an abundance of townhomes and a few multi unit duplex and triplex opportunities as well.
El Porto, the most northern area of the sand section, is the most affordable as many of the typical 30×90 foot lots were split and the smaller lots equal smaller homes mean smaller price tags. The other apeall to North Manhattan is that the steepness of the area allowing many homes to have fantastic views. On some streets, each home to the east is slightly higher than the neighbor to the west.
Without question the most sought after property in the sand section are the very rare and always impressive homes located beach front on “The Strand” These homes offer the high end luxury buyer endless and unblockable ocean views.