Manhattan Beach is a great place to watch the sunset. Not only that but it's one of Southern California's classic beach towns with the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier and rows of palm trees. It's a great beach to take in the warm salty air, watch the surfers or to just enjoy the stunning sunset views. That afternoon I knew it was going to be a good sunset so I drove down to Manhattan Beach for sunset. I made it just in time as the beauty unfolded and the sky lite up. The colors were so vibrant and lasted a good twenty minutes.