Manhattan Beach Sand Section Homes For Sale

The Sand Section of Manhattan Beach is the coastal area of town. Manhattan Beach Sand Section real estate features a mix of housing options, with plenty of townhomes, single-family homes and rentals.

The Sand Section runs the entire two-mile length of Manhattan Beach along the coastline and the Pacific Ocean. The northern end borders El Segundo at 45th Street, going all the way south down to 1st Street and the border with Hermosa Beach. To find out more about this ever-popular neighborhood, see the area below the listings. You can also see recently sold homes in the Sand Section.

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About Homes For Sale In the Sand Section

The Sand Section offers the quintessential Southern California beach lifestyle. Many residents can walk to school, the beach, volleyball, and downtown restaurants and shopping. One can truly park the car on the weekend and never get back in till Monday.

The priciest luxury real estate in Manhattan Beach is located on The Strand, with prices from $8M to $15M, occasionally much more. Single-family homes tend to sell from $4M to $9M, making townhomes a more affordable alternative at $2.5M-$5M. (See all recent sales of homes in the Sand Section here.)

The typical full lot size in the Sand Section is 2700 square feet, often a 30' wide by 90' deep lot. Some lots have been divided into "half lots" of 1350 square feet up to 1750 square feet. The area is zoned for fairly dense development, and 3-story homes are permitted. Townhome development features two units on one lot, often with a single shared wall. (See Sand Section townhomes for sale here.)

A unique feature of some parts of the Sand Section are Manhattan Beach's famous walkstreets. There are no cars, just safe neighborhoods with inviting front patios and a friendly vibe.

Neighborhoods of the Sand Section

There are several distinct neighborhoods within the Sand Section. Development is dense but desirable near downtown Manhattan Beach, where the lucky few may have views of the ocean and the iconic Manhattan Beach pier.

South of the pier, the distinctive walkstreet neighborhoods draw the greatest interest and some of the highest values. Midtown areas near the ocean-view Bruce's Beach park can be more private, and are generally walkable to award-winning Grand View elementary school.

The North End and El Porto have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, developing a full-fledged "second downtown" from around 33rd Street northward.

You can research the most recent sales of single-family homes in the Sand Section, or recently sold Sand Section townhomes.

Schools Serving the Sand Section

Children living in the Sand Section go to either Grand View Elementary (north end) or Robinson Elementary (south end, south of Manhattan Beach Blvd.).

For middle school and high school, all Manhattan Beach public school students go to Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School.

More Manhattan Beach Information

You can see all Manhattan Beach listings here, visit our detailed Manhattan Beach real estate resources page, or see our articles all about Manhattan Beach lifestyle, parks, schools and more.


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Video Tour of the Sand Section

Get to know the Sand Section with our brief video tour. See typical lot sizes and home sizes, neighborhood features and more.

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of June 12th, 2024 at 9:25pm PDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.