If you want to be in the city but do not want to feel like you are there, escape to Shoreline Village. This quaint part by the marina has the look of an eastern US coastal town, perhaps Boston. Enjoy a nice stroll here, ride on the paddle boats, eat some seafood or a nice big pizza slice. See more pics in travelogues.
This is a great place if your looking to eat and shop. Lots of wonderful restaurants and if your not looking for something really fancy, there is plenty of walk up eateries. Lots of different types of stores. Many are souvenirs shops, but there are a some very unique shops too.
These are a blast for two or for the whole family. Any chance we get, we like to rent one of these to explore the shores. These bring smiles to the little ones and the big kids.
Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 E. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1900
Long Beach CA 90802
A collection of individual shops, bars, and restaurants with a boardwalk and awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the Queen Mary, and the Long Beach Marina. You can haver a rent a boat, take a harbor cruise, buy a Stetson hat, eat Sushi, have strudel, do a shot of tequila, get your picture made, and buy some habanero hot sauce and you still have only hit 5% of the places here!
I've added Shoreline Village because of its location, oceanfront restaurants and view of the Queen Mary. It is possible to see Catalina Island from here on a clear day.
All of the shops in Shoreline Village cater to tourists and sell somewhat tacky beach themed souveneirs.
There is also a huge carousel for children to ride and a lovely park on the other side of the parking lot.
There is a very nice marina in the Long Beach area that has some very nice boats. The marina is open to the public and you can walk up and down the marina and dream that you too can have a large sail boat.
This photo of me and Jenn was sent from Nancy, "Goner" (The Flash on my camera is broken so I don't have my own photos) and this one symbolically represents my old memories of Long Beach and the new, vivacious place that it is now.
Especially don't miss the harbor and marina areas.
Long Beach city-operated marina, opened in the early 80’s and is across Queensway Bay from the Queen Mary in the heart of the downtown redevelopment area Boats are protected by a series of offshore breakwaters and by a natural south-facing bay. Sailing conditions in Long Beach are almost perfect all year round.
SHORELINE VILLAGE OFFERS A COUPLE OF HARBOR CRUISES. ONE SIMPLE CRUISE CATERS TO FAMILIES. THERE IS ALSO AN ADULT ONLY DINNER CRUISE IN THE EVENING. THEY ALSO HAVE A WHALE WATCHING CRUISE YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL FANATIC.
Shoreline Village is located in the harbor next to the Long Beach Convention Center and Aquarium of the Pacific. It has a complete fun zone for children, boat and paddle boat rentals for harbor fun and specialty shops and restaurants.
Relax and unwind on a unique cycle experience in Long Beach's Shoreline Village, located in the harbor next to the Long Beach Convention Center.
Enjoy one of the many single or multi passenger cycles available for all ages. Take in the stunning views of Shoreline Village, which is modeled after a 19th century fishing village. Glide along the water's edge on a tandem bicycle, or ride with the whole family on the three to eight passenger surreys. View sites such as Parker's Lighthouse, which now acts as both a restaurant and lighthouse, and the beautiful Long Beach harbor.
You can even take a bicycle tour of Shoreline Village and Seal Beach. The shoreline path that runs along the water's edge is perfect to take in the scenery and enjoy the ocean breeze. Take a look at the historic Queen Mary, Rainbow Lagoon, Treasure Island, the quaint Italian village of Naples, and more. Bike tours come with a comfortable and adjustable bike, helmet, lock, map, and more to enhance your experience. Wheel Fun Rentals Bike Tour.
I visited Shoreline Village during the holidays. There is a new concession stand right next to the carousel and arcade. The concession stand is called Blue Carousel and its the cutest concession stand in Long Beach!!! I had some great popcorn and the cotton candy made fresh to order!!! The cotton candy was still warm and the popcorn was so fresh, hot and buttery. The service was friendly and excellent and the staff gave good directions to other Long Beach tourist sites. Be sure to visit the Blue Carousel the next time you are in Long Beach. Shoreline Village is across the street from convention center with a very nice view of the marina and the Queen Mary.
Shoreline Village is a nice little place in Long Beach Marina. There are shops and great restaurants including Parkers Lighthouse and yard House Cafe. Its a great place to spend the day. It has a beautiful view of the pacific ocean including the Queen Mary. Its across the Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike, The Shoreline Park and Lighthouse. So when you visit here you can check out all these other great places too..
Shoreline Village is one of those places I'm always drawn to. It's right on Long Beach Harbor, and it's where the people, food and drink are. Enjoy a meal or a drink while looking out at the boats, then get an ice cream. It's also got some souvenir shops, including one with a maritime theme. And it's got a view of the Queen Mary.
It is so different to our marinas, with the wooden houses and pier, I loved it. I know it is for tourists, but I was a tourist! I know is all shops and restaurants, but hey, we bought some fun hats there too…