Catch a Sunset at Long Beach City Beach

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A great beach to picnic at and catch the sunset.

Long Beach City Beach is directly next to downtown Long Beach and continues up to the border with Orange County. This is a great beach to relax at if you don't want to deal with any waves. There's a breakwall miles off shore that prevents any swell from getting in.  The sun also sets over downtown Long Beach since the beach is south facing, but it still provides a beautiful backdrop.

If you're going into the water, make sure to do the stingray shuffle as there are rays in the shallow waters. 

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Sunset spot

Came here for sunset many times and packed a dinner. Fun place, and not too overly crowded.

Nice Beach

This is the main beach in Long Beach and a good place to catch the sunset. There are better beaches close by.

Pretty Sunset Spot

Caught a sunset here with my papa, and ate the to-go we picked up from from a sandwich shop a couple blocks from where we found parking. Made for a great end to the day! Wasn't too busy at the time, but I know there are more people here on the weekends (we went on a Wednesday).

Long Beach's main beach

Admittedly if you're going to the beach to surf or to people watch, this may not be the spot for you (you could go over to the bayside for more people). My favorite spot to kick back at this beach is around 55th by the junior lifeguard station. If you have a skimboard, this can be a fun place to post up. Added bonus is you're walking distance to 2nd street to grab a bite before or after.

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