Belmont Shores: SoCal’s quintessential seaside community

Couple paddleboard in the water in belmont shore long beach

If asked to picture a classic Southern California neighborhood, it would probably look something like Belmont Shore. This Long Beach Seaside Community is home to sandy beaches, calm lagoons, picturesque canals, elegant home-lined boardwalks, and Second Street. 

Situated just minutes from Downtown Long Beach, Belmont Shore (affectionately titled “The Shore” by locals) has evolved into a coastal paradise full of popular day and nighttime family destinations.  

Continue reading for our guide to everything you need to do and see in Belmont Shore


Have Some Fun in The Sun 


Don’t miss out on exploring the multiple lagoons of Alamitos Bay. Those that simply want to relax can take a dip in the refreshing bay or suntan up on the beach. On the other hand, thrill-seekers and water sports enthusiasts designated areas for windsurfing, jet-skiing, and water-skiing (rentals available here). 

Those who prefer to stay on land will enjoy leisurely activities like exploring the plethora of shops and restaurants along Second Street

Belmont Shore visitors can also visit next door Naples neighborhood. There you’ll find communities built around canals inspired by Venice, Italy’s masterplan. Couples will enjoy a romantic gondola ride with a serenading gondolier as they complete their authentic Italian experience. 




Belmont Shore is a bustling hub of nighttime entertainment with plenty of options for clubs, bars, and coffeehouses. Some of our Second Street include Murphy’s Irish Pub, Shannon’s Bayshore Saloon, and Panama Joe’s

For those looking for a mellow evening, The Library Coffee House is the perfect place to cozy up with a good book and a warm coffee. The quaint little cafe is open from 6 am- 12 am seven days a week and occasionally offers live music. 


Shopping & Dining


Belmont Shore is best known for its shopping amenities of all kinds. Second Street offers everything from higher-end brands like Banana Republic, La Bella, and Lucky Brand Jeans. There are also plenty of options for thriftier shoppers like Buffalo exchange and Luna.  

After shopping till you drop, you’ll be happy to be located directly in the center of countless amazing restaurants. Some of the must-visits are Roe Seafood, Michael’s on Naples Ristorante, Chianina Steakhouse, Nick’s on 2nd, and plenty more.




Belmont Shore plays host to a variety of Long Beach’s biggest events of the year. Car buffs will love the Belmont Shore Car Show, which just so happens to be the largest one-day show on the West Coast. Another classic is the annual Belmont Shore Christmas parade every December. Another option is the Christmas Boat Parade in neighboring Naples.

Belmont Shore offers the perfect mix of seaside action and inland fun. Whether you’re staying in Long Beach for two days or two weeks, it’s a must-see. For convenient and affordable hotel accommodations, book your stay at Hotel Current located near Belmont Shore in Long Beach!


Contact Us

5325 e. pacific coast highway

long beach, california 90804

800.990.9991 | 562.597.1341

Go To Top