Mother's Beach Photos and Information - Long Beach California


Mother's Beach (pictured above) at Marine Park on Appian Way at 2nd St. in Long Beach, California is located in a marina. The 4-acre Marine Park has volleyball courts, a play area and picnic sites. Mother's Beach is popular for parents with small children because of the calm waters and nearby lifeguard towers. Across the bay is Marina Pacifica, a gated residential community built on the water with a public shopping center at its door on Pacific Coast Highway near 2nd Street.

 

A colorful playground and this interactive whale in which children push a remote button nearby so the whale shoots water from its spout are several of the fun things for children at Mother's Beach. Restrooms are near the playground and a grass lawn with large shade trees is perfect for those who don't care for the sand. Cool breezes blow through the area on even warm days and make this a desirable spot to be.  There is a  lot with coin parking meters. 

 

MARINE STADIUM  is a premier site for water skiing and boat racing events. Sand  beach, rest rooms, picnicking and ample parking. You can launch your boat for a small fee or rent the place for special events. The stadium was the first manmade rowing course in the U.S. and was built  in 1932 for rowing events of the Xth Olympiad. By design, four teams can race abreast, eliminating additional heats.  The 1968 and 1976 United States Men's Olympic Rowing Trials and the 1984 United States Women's Olympic Rowing Trials were held here and the site continues to be used as a training center for rowers, including Olympic teams. Marine Stadium was recently  designated as an official state historic site. 5255 Paoli Way 

 

Water skiing is permissible in designated areas only between 8 a.m. and  sunset.  Rowing is allowed from sunrise to 8 a.m. Before sunrise and after sunset, rowing is allowed only with the proper running lights and observing the 5 mile per hour speed limit. Call the Marine Stadium at 562-570-3203 for information on closures due to special events.  WILL ROGERS MINI PARK is located near the Colorado Lagoon and the end of Marine Stadium., The small park is beautifully landscaped and has several shade trees. Appian Way & Nieto 562-570-1695 

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