Beach living has its own jargon and one term that might confuse newcomers is “walk street.” These pedestrian-only pathways are one of the most charming aspects of living near the ocean. Imagine looking out your front window and seeing people—not cars—passing by.
The Sand Section in Manhattan Beach has many walk streets, some dating back to 1913. The northern walk streets front sloped lots while the southern ones are more flat. Hermosa Beach has walk streets as well. When taking a walk is so easy and pleasant, residents cannot resist. The result? A wonderful sense of camaraderie and community spirit. Children can play on walk streets without the worry of automobile traffic.