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Marine Park/Mother's Beach

Location: 5839 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

How to get there

From Pacific Coast Highway exit Second Street west, turn right onto Appian Way.

About Mother's Beach

Marine Park aka Mother's Beach is a narrow, calm and sandy beach facing the Marine Stadium at Alamitos Bay. The calm water, lifeguards and the children's playground make it a very family friendly place and the best beach for kids.  Kayak rentals is available too.

There are plenty of parking lots at the beach and free parking if you don't mind walking a bit further.

You may bring your own sandwiches or eat at one of the cafes nearby. Mom's Beach House Cafe is right next to the playground.  Alternatively, drive to the opposite side of the water to the Marina Pacifica Mall where you can find restaurants like Ocean Market Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings and Starbucks. The AMC, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Ralph's in the mall also provide the varieties and facilities for the family outing.

Another Mother's Beach

Please note that there is another Mother's Beach within one hour's drive.  It's the Marina Beach (Mother's Beach) at Marina del Rey.  If you are meeting up with someone, do make it clear which one you mean to avoid confusion.

Here is Mother's Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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