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Alamitos Bay , Beaches in Long Beach

Belmont Shore -

Alamitos Bay Beach -  California Alamitos Bay Beach in Long Beach is a popular beach where local kids attend camps, From kayaking to kite surfing, sailboat lessons to basketball, Naples Island and Belmont Shore have access to the beaches on daily basis and boy, do they enjoy their beaches!


At Alamitos Bay Beach, you'll find lifeguards on duty in the summer. As the long, warm days heat up the beach activities, the cooler nights bring out romantics who come to this beach and cruise around  Naples island & the canals . Many families enjoy boat rides around the bay, 


We love this beach because it is old-fashioned, intimate and located in a protected bay away from the powerful Pacific Ocean waves. In the winter months around November, you'll see light displays on platforms in the bay that herald the holidays. In this bay is the beloved Naples Boat Parade, held usually the second Saturday in December. After the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is held on Second Street, you know the Naples Boat Parade will be coming within a week or two. For those seeking a great beach that's slightly out of reach from view, you have to navigate to Ocean Avenue in Long Beach and head south toward the peninsula. The ocean facing beaches along this stretch of sand feature windsurfing, jet skiing , there's another great beach, 72nd Street Beach. The tip of this beach connects to the channel which exits Alamitos Bay. This is the entrance and exit to the Pacific Ocean for boats departing the islands and bay. Aqualink catamaran water taxi comes in and out of this channel, which offers great views of Seal Beach Pier.

Long Beach, California is one of California's great hidden secrets, though during the summer when the cars come to a complete stop, trying to find a place to park, you'll not believe it. The bay includes one of Long Beach's popular public marina facilities, restaurants overlooking the bay, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor is about three miles long and so picturesque without ever leaving protected waters. A cruise on your own boat is a must-do before settling in for the night. There are also numerous "dock 'n' dine" restaurants that offer temporary dockage if you come in for dinner before berthing for the night. Docks are usually only available for diners and not overnight stays. Check out Woody's Wharf, Billy's (usually has live music), Rusty Pelican, The Cannery, or Bluewater Grill. For a first-class dining experience, try Balboa Bay Club's First Cabin, which may be able to arrange for a dock if one of the big boats outside is away from its slip. Try out the newly opened The Winery, which serves up award-winning contemporary Californian fare. It's a sister location to the original with a dock and much better view. Most of the harbor party boats leave from here and there's no space to tie up your boat.

Getting around Newport Harbor is best by boat . There are no water taxis and no real bus service. If you want to go shopping up to Fashion Island, which is a swanky mall about four miles away, you'll need to call a taxi or rent a bike near the Fun Zone.

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona Boating Lakes: Lake Havasu - A Boater's Paradise

Lake Havasu is one of those Arizona boating spots that enjoys the privilege of boaters who return year after year. There are families who have been coming to this beautiful boating destination for several generations. What is it about Lake Havasu that inspires such loyalty?

For starters, the people here are known for being welcoming, friendly and relaxed. Leave your dinner jacket at home; you won’t need it when you vacation here (unless you want to, of course). Lake Havasu City is ideally situated, centrally located along 60 continuous miles (30.16 sq. miles) of lake and river waterways, but with all the amenities and services you’d expect in a much larger town.

There are restaurants of all types, shopping, sightseeing, and numerous boat service and repair businesses that keep the Lake Havasu boating community thriving each year. Almost any make or model of boat can be serviced and repaired right in town by factory-trained technicians. Most hotels, RV parks, and campgrounds have boat trailer parking, and some have their own docks and launch ramps for guests. It’s no stretch to say that Lake Havasu City is not just appreciated by the Arizona boating crowd, but by anyone who enjoys the freedom to boat.

Colorado River

Nevada-Arizona Border Laughlin, NV 89029

Coursing more than a thousand miles from the Rockies to the Sea of Cortez, the mighty Colorado River provides irrigation, public water and hydroelectric power to parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. In Laughlin, the river also offers a wide spectrum of recreational activities. Enjoy boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing or a refreshing dip in the brisk water. Launch ramp facilities are plentiful along the river, as well as a multitude of watercraft rental services. For a more relaxed pace, take a leisurely, scenic ride or dinner cruise aboard paddlewheel steamship replicas and tour boats while listening to a narrated history of Laughlin and the surrounding area. The river can also be enjoyed by strolling along Laughlin's River Walk. Extending from the Riverside Resort to the River Palms, visitors can take a relaxing walk along the river's edge and see the many fish and waterfowl that flock to its shores.