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About Long Beach City Beach in Long Beach, California

Long Beach City Beach is the main beach of Long Beach, CA. This long south-facing beach is located along Ocean Boulevard from the Belmont Pier all the way to Alamitos Beach at the west end. Locals call this beach “Junipero Beach” because the main parking lot in the center is at Junipero Avenue. Bluff Park is a grass park with a pedestrian walking path above the beach that goes from Junipero Ave almost all the way to the Belmont Pier. A wide paved path meanders on the beach in both directions from the parking lot and is popular with bicyclists and skaters.

This area is protected from ocean waves by the extensive Long Beach breakwaters so surfing isn’t really possible any more. Before the breakwaters were constructed in the 1940’s Long Beach was a long board surfing Mecca. Swimming is usually safe here, but water conditions can be poor so check with the lifeguards before taking a dip. Street parking is also available all along Ocean Blvd and stairs descend the bluff every couple blocks or so.

1 Junipero Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803
Park Name
Bluff Park
Other Names
Junipero Beach
City Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Biking, Skating, Kiteboarding, Swimming, Sunbathing, Walking, Running, Beach Walking
Lifeguard, Paved Bike Path, Walking Path, Grass Park, Restrooms, Showers
Map of Long Beach City Beach
Long Beach, US
6:08 pm, June 19, 2024
temperature icon 72°F
L: 63° H: 72°
Feels like 71.94 °F haze
Wind gusts: 6 m/s
UV Index: 1.09
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:42 am
Sunset: 8:06 pm
Humidity 75 %
Pressure1009 mb
Wind 6 m/s

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Alamitos Beach

0.8 miles away

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Belmont Shore Beach

1.5 miles away

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