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Alamitos Bay

 

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You can rent kayaks or paddle your own, and explore the scenic waters of Alamitos Bay in Belmont Shores. Depending on your physical capability, you can paddle around the entire bay, marinaa and through the canals surrounding Naples Island.

The wind is usually calm  in the morning, and begins to pick up around 10:00.   The beaches are plentiful with restroom facilities.

 The Alamitos Bay  encompasses 258.25 acres and includes Los Cerritos Channel (24.31 acres), Naples Canals (7 acres), the entrance channel (31.43 acres), and Basins 1,2,3,4,6 and 7 Marinas 6 (30.3 acres).

There are a few hot spots throughout Alamitos Bay which salt-water bass, perch, and a few other species of fish are taken. Beginning in the Fall halibut fishing in the harbor areas of Southern California picks up as the fish move into the shallow harbors to spawn. 

Average
Temp
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 68  68 69 73 74 78 83 85 83 79 73 69
Low 44 48 50 53 58 61 65 66 64 58 50 45

The Long Beach Marina and Alamitos Bay are open daily all year, twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. The Marine Stadium closes at 8:00 a.m. to paddlers.

 Alamitos Bay   is a popular watersport dstination on the weekends so get there early to fThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookind a free parking spot. Naples launch access located at 5436 East Ocean Boulevard, in Long Beach, has both free and metered parking. They ticket expired meters so bring plenty of quarters. . Restroom facilities and water to rinse off your kayak iis available.

 

 

 
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