Belmont Shore is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in southeastern Long Beach, California’s seventh most populated city. It is home to about 8,000 residents who frequent its many shops, restaurants, bars and small businesses. 2nd Street and Ocean Boulevard are the main arteries of Belmont Shore, bordered by Bluff Park on the west to Alamitos Bay on the east.
2nd Street and its fifteen intersecting side streets make up the commercial district of Belmont Shore.
The beach at Alamitos Bay faces Naples Island across a channel. The southern coast of Belmont Shore is a south-facing beach on the Pacific Ocean and is protected by the Long Beach breakwater.
Belmont Shore is often overlooked by birders who gravitate more to better known spots like El Dorado Park and the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Pelicans, Terns, Gulls, Herons, Willets, Egrets, Marbled Godwits, Sandpipers, Grebes, Swallows, Pheobes, Black Skimmers, Sanderlings, Coots and Cormorants are among the abundance of shore birds found here, while Finches, Bushtits, Parrots, Sparrows, Hummingbirds, Mockingbirds, Orioles, Crows, Starlings, Blue Jays, Doves and Hawks are just some of the other species you’ll find as you wander around Belmont Shore. (Source: Wikipedia)