Naples, Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, California is a city in Los Angeles County with a population of around half a million people. It is situated directly to the south of Downtown Los Angeles and is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Even though it is the sixth largest city in California, the city has a small-town feel to it thanks to its bike-friendly streets, active neighborhood associations, and artist collectives. The Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific are just two of the urban waterfront attractions that make this city famous. 

Naples is not only a point of interest in Long Beach city, CA but also a neighborhood built on three islands located in Alamitos Bay. The islands are divided by canals which open into the bay. Here, most of the streets on the island have Italianate names. The center of Naples features a large fountain which serves as a popular meeting spot. The city was named after the Italian city Naples.

This sheltered bayfront beach has volleyball courts, a play area and picnic sites. Known as “Mother’s Beach” for its gentle wave action, shallow swimming area and Lifeguard Supervision during peak periods. Marina Beach offers both a great beach for kids and a nearby grassy play area.

One very popular Christmas-time event in Naples is the “Naples Island Christmas Boat Parade”, with groups of decorated boats going through the canals of Naples and around Alamitos Bay past Belmont Shore. The parade has been held since 1946.

At various spots near Naples Island, you can rent one or two person Kayaks, Stand up Paddle Board and hydro bikes. Hydro bikes are reminiscent of paddle boats, but get you higher off the water for better viewing. They also come in single occupancy and double occupancy.

Known locally as Naples Plaza. This small bayfront park is a tear-drop shaped strip of land stretching from the west end of Corso di Napoli and terminating at the east end of Corso di Oro. It has a few park benches with a view of Seal Beach as well as Los Alamitos Bay.

This is a small park with benches, bay views (from a block away) and grass centered around an elegant, three-tiered circular fountain in the middle of Naples Island. It was originally named “Circle Park Naples” in 1933 and renamed in 1934 to Bella Flora Park.” In 1971 the park was given its current name, La Bella Fontana di Napoli. A nice place for a picnic (bring a blanket), it is a short block to the Los Alamitos Bay bayfront sidewalk with its views. If you are looking forward to touring the city of Long Beach, then Naples has got to be your one-stop venue by all means! Visit today! 

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