Located in Long Beach, Los Alamitos Bay is a medium sized recreational harbor and a popular destination for kayaking, paddle boarding and kayak fishing. It is a protected harbor so conditions are calm and ideal for beginning paddlers. Paddlers visiting Los Alamitos can go past beautiful homes and yachts in the bay as well as explore the Los Cerritos wetlands to the north. Los Alamitos Bay hosts a boat parade in December that includes boats of all sizes.
The canals running through Naples Island are definitely worth coming for just by themselves. The waters here are calm and free of most boat traffic. In addition, the houses on the sides of the channels protect paddlers from the winds that pick up later in the day. Paddlers going through here will pass under a series of bridges, past waterfront homes and gardens.
The Los Cerritos wetlands in the northern part of the bay is a great place to encounter migrating birds and other animals in one of the few remaining wetlands in Southern California.
Be careful when crossing the Marine Stadium channel in the back of the bay. After 8 A.M., it is open to waterskiers and therefore inaccessible to paddlers.
The dock pilings and yachts are hiding places for spotted bay bass and halibut. Casting and retrieving past pilings and storm drains can be productive. Small swimbaits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits are all good choices when fishing here.
Air temperature in Los Alamitos Bay ranges from the 50s to mid 60s in the winter and the 70s to 80s in the summer.
Marine Stadium (Los Alamitos Bay)
Mothers Beach (Los Alamitos Bay)
Naples Landing (Naples Island)