The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

The Peninsula – A Long Beach Hidden Treasure

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The Peninsula

While some may have heard of it, and have possibly even been there, many do not know much about this beautiful area. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on one of Long Beach’s best kept secrets.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

What is the Peninsula?

The Peninsula is truly one of Long Beach’s hidden treasures. This small neighborhood features some of the best beachfront and waterfront properties in Long Beach, without the traffic and busyness of other beach neighborhoods. It has the access to both the ocean and the bay, with great locations for paddleboarding, kitesurfing, fishing, and many other beach activites.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

Where is The Peninsula?

This mile-long stretch of land is at the southern most part of Long Beach and extends off of Belmont Shore. It sits between the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Alamitos Bay on the other. The neighborhood of Naples is across the Bay to the  north while the city of Seal Beach is to the east across the Alamitos Bay Landing channel and the San Gabriel River.

 

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CAWhat makes the Peninsula special?

The Peninsula features the best of both worlds when it comes to waterfront living. The ocean to the south is a favorite spot for local kitesurfers and windsurfers due to the low waves caused by the breakwater, and the bay on the northern side is a perfect spot for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding with its calm, protected waters. The rock jetty at the southernmost end of the Peninsula that runs along the Alamitos Bay Landing channel is a very popular spot for fishing and boat-watching as people sail in and out of the harbor to the ocean. There is also a small park located here as well as the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

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The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

Another small marina is located about halfway down the Peninsula which splits the Bayside beach in half. There is a nice walkway running the entire length of the Bayside beaches (and behind the marina) as well as a wooden boardwalk that runs along the Oceanside of the Peninsula. These two walkways provide the perfect place to stroll along the shores and admire the beautiful homes this area has.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

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Though this area is mostly residential, a small handful of stores and cafes are situated along 62nd Place and cater to the local neighbors and visiting beach-goers.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

Why live on the Peninsula?

The Peninsula has some of the most impressive beachfront property in the city, with the option of bay-front and ocean-front views. However because the Peninsula is not as well known as some of the other local beach areas and the fact that there is no through traffic, the neighborhood is generally quiet and peaceful.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

There is a true sense of community among the residents and neighbors are oftentimes very close friends. There is even a neighborhood book swap, where residents leave a small collection of books outside their homes for fellow neighbors and passerby’s to trade in exchange for another book.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

The close proximity to Second Street in Belmont Shore provides residents with easy access to dozens of shops, restaurants, and more. Yet the lack of through traffic and being practically surrounded by water keeps the area quiet and secluded. And with the dozens of water sports and outdoor activities readily available, its hard to imagine why anyone would want to live anywhere else. This neighborhood truly has all of the charm of a small beach town while still having all of the convenience of big city life.

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

The Peninsula, Long Beach, CA

 

 

Interested in buying a home on the Peninsula in Long Beach?
Check out these great properties that are currently for sale!

  1. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,387 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 31
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,420 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 35
  3. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,990 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 65
  4. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,926 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 312

See all Homes for Sale on the Peninsula, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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Homes for sale in Belmont Shore

  1. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 611 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,389 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Days on market: 2
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,566 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 7
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,016 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,413 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 8
  4. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,609 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,782 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Days on market: 25
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,152 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 35
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,483 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,923 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 35
  7. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 894 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,152 sqft
    Year built: 1922
    Days on market: 35
  8. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 1,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 39
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,588 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,799 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 84
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,494 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,888 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 88
  11. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,565 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 93
  12. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,628 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 107
  13. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,159 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 122

See all Homes for Sale in Belmont Shore, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes for sale in Naples

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,265 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,301 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 4
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,404 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 23
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,964 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,376 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 29
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,815 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,576 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 31
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,094 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 32
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 43
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,429 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Days on market: 46
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,454 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 53
  9. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,336 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,340 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 70
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,337 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,387 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 79
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 81
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,897 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 92
  13. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,589 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,118 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 108
  14. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,171 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,735 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 111
  15. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,652 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 116
  16. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,833 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Days on market: 117
  17. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,403 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Days on market: 125
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,806 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Days on market: 151
  19. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 154
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,247 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 169
  21. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,247 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 169
  22. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,366 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 172
  23. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,663 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,732 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 197
  24. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,406 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 266
  25. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,602 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,196 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 291

See all Homes for sale in Naples, Long Beach, CA.
(all data current as of 10/19/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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