Sand Dune Park, Manhattan Beach

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Sand Dune Park is an area of public sand dunes partly on a steep slope that is used for exercise in Manhattan Beach, California. The area has been used by amateur and professional athletes and has been featured in fitness magazines and newspaper accounts as a great workout spot.
The park around the dune was built on a converted dump site by local residents in 1964. It was "just a little patch of grass and sand to enjoy when the area was still mostly small beach cottages" and remains one of the last "remnants of a time when much of the South Bay landscape was sand dunes", according to local historian Jan Dennis. Its popularity has grown and fencing, parking restrictions, and closure are being considered.
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  • Well this sands of sand dunes and hills not really a good place to go teenagers and kids will love it it was worth looking at but will not go back . lodes of teenagers were on boards sliding down...  more »
  • Climb the dunes, enjoy the shade, toddlers, babies, and kids of all ages love the quaint little park tucked away in the tree section of north Manhattan Beach.  more »
  • The San Dune Park is specifically a workout location that is open to the public. You do need a reservation in order to enter and there is a fee of $1. 20 people are allowed in per reservation time. It is a great workout. Next to the Sand Dune is a bigger park with a very nice trail that if you walk out of the park and a quarter of mile further you reach the beach with a great sight. The park is located in a residential spot, with many homes around.
  • The dune is very stiff and high and no one was there. It requires appointment ahead of time. It was clean. The reason I gave two stars is not much to see here. You can do exercise by walking up and down the wooden stairs to the top dune.

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