Manhattan Beach is a small coastal city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, USA. The city is on the Pacific coast, south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities that make up the South Bay. Known for its ideal weather and world-class beaches, Manhattan Beach has become a highly desirable city to call home. Its homes cost upwards of 1 million dollars. Manhattan Beach is known for its excellent school system, including its one public high school, Mira Costa High School, which was recently ranked in the top 1% of high schools nationally.