If you catch yourself in Long Beach one day and feel like a little seaside visit could be interesting, then be sure to stop by Shoreline Village. This little gem in the LBC is stocked with so many cool things that can keep you busy for the entire day. A better way to explore this place is to set a date to come here, so you can plan your day and enjoy everything it has to offer.
On this popular waterfront boardwalk you will find quirky shops and souvenir stores, entertainment, and more. All this with gorgeous views of Long Beach city and incredible ocean sunsets. The next time someone asks what you feel like doing one day, visiting Shoreline Village should definitely be your answer.
SHORELINE VILLAGE RESTAURANTS AND DINING
The sheer number of delectable restaurants in Shoreline Village on Shoreline Drive ensures there is something for everyone. The village features dozens of tasty operations fit for whatever mood you may be in. Choose from snacks and treats to casual dining and bars, all the way up to fine dining.
Some of the establishments include:
Gilan Pizza and Mediterranean Grill
The Funnel House
Ice Cream on the Boardwalk
Whether you’re walking on the shoreline and are looking for a quick bite or need something more of a sit-down vibe, these restaurant options as well as others are sure to satisfy.
For those looking for something a little more upscale, Queensview Steakhouse or Parkers Lighthouse are a couple of perfect choices for delicious seafood.
So far, these are just restaurants and dining options. Wait until we dive into the shopping and other fun!
SHORELINE VILLAGE SHOPPING
After you’re done grabbing a bite and you’re looking for some unique gift items or California souvenirs, just walk down Shoreline Village little ways and have your pick of the litter at some charming shops that boast personality.
While each shop holds a special place in each person’s heart, some of our favorites include beef jerky sellers, a shop that sells pirate’s clothing, and one that sells hot sauce. Here are those spots:
B.U.L.K Beef Jerky – Long Beach is family owned and offers a huge range of gourmet and exotic jerky. Choose from Alligator, Buffalo, Camel, Ostrich, Snapping Turtle, Wild Boar, Venison, even Salmon, Trout, Mushroom, Soy & Vegan Jerky.
Pirates Cove is a local favorite clothing store that’s been in business for over 15 years. This establishment provides customers with a great selection of pirate clothing, pirate t-shirts, kids pirate outfits, ladies pirate clothing, pirate hats, and lots of cool pirate paraphernalia. If you’re in the pirate kind of mood, be sure to stop in!
Feeling spicy? Hot Licks specializes in hot sauce and spicy foods from around the world. Browse the recipe section to find delicious ideas for the table or test out your heat tolerance in the store. They also sell hot sauces that are of the mild variety, in case you want to tolerate and enjoy the food instead of setting it on fire.
SHORELINE VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
For those visiting Long Beach with children, the Shoreline Village has some great ways to keep them entertained. Take a ride on the carousel, book a cruise on the harbor, or even settle in for some live entertainment.
If you want some fun on the move you can rent unique cycles at Wheel Fun Rentals, including Surreys, Choppers, Quad Sports, Deuce Coupes, electric bikes, tandems, and cruisers. There is something for everyone of all ages with their extensive selection of fun and reliable transportation. You can also try a self-guided bicycle tour around Shoreline Village, Naples, Seal Beach, and other surrounding areas of Long Beach!
If you came to Shoreline Village looking for an even bigger thrill, then visit Marina Sailing which is ‘California’s oldest and largest sailing club’. You can rent powerboats, charters, and sailboats at affordable prices. They even offer sailing lessons!
When in Long Beach, Shoreline Village is a great destination. Dine on the waterfront, take a walk along with the decks, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon or evening of shopping and fun. If you’re lucky you might even see some seals frolicking in the water.
SHORELINE VILLAGE HOURS, PRICES, AND INFORMATION
Wondering when the best time to visit Shoreline Village is? Well, seemingly any day out of the year. The weather in Long Beach, CA is spectacular year-round. Make sure to check the weather (unless you visit on a whim) and be prepared.
Be sure to check out the official site of the Shoreline Village and scope the hours for the establishments you plan to visit. Some places do close sooner than others.
Listed hours of the village itself are:
10 am to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday
10 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday
Also check out their regularly updated events calendar so you know what to expect on a certain day.
Shoreline Village is one of those bucket list places that one needs to go and experience. With so many things to do including eating, shopping, sailing, and even exotic bird watching, spending a whole day here is fulfilling to say the least.
GETTING TO SHORELINE VILLAGE
Shoreline Village rests at the south end of I-710 (Long Beach Freeway). If you have trouble finding it, follow the signs to the Aquarium of the Pacific and when you merge onto Shoreline Drive, keep straight. Finally, once you drive past the Aquarium and Pine Avenue, turn right onto Shoreline Village Drive. Parking rates come with a validation when you spend $10 or more at any Shoreline Village store. With validation, parking costs $2 per hour and there’s a $16 daily limit. Without validation, parking costs $2 every 20 minutes.
The Passport Shuttle
If you’re coming from downtown, The Passport is a free shuttle bus service that connects Shoreline Village to the downtown area in 12-minute intervals. The shuttle route links Shoreline Village to the Aquarium of the Pacific, most major hotels, The Queen Mary, and even the Metro Blue Line.
Looking for convenient hotel accommodations to experience Shoreline Village and everything Long Beach has to offer? Hotel Current is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown, surrounding entertainment venues, scenic parks, the airport, and plenty of other attractions. If you’re looking for even more things to do in the LBC, check out our attractions page. Book your local stay with Hotel CURRENT today!