Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier 1,620 feet long,
15 39th Place, Long Beach, CA belmontpier.com
Belmont Shore, a community that functions as part of the
city of Long Beach, spans 2nd Street and Ocean Avenue on the southern end of the city's
beaches and coastline.
Belmont Shore has its very own shopping district, business association, pier and recreation
center featuring the landmark Belmont Pool where an Olympic gold medalist has
taught swim lessons for years at a public pool right at the beach. The
swimming pool is located next door to the public pier called
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.
Fact: Ties with Ventura Pier as 8th longest pier(s) in
When the community grew rapidly
in 1906 as the fastest growing subdivision
in Long Beach, the residents wanted a pier. Pleasure piers had sprung up along
the coast providing entertaining fun, amusement rides, and
places to stroll. The angry residents
of Belmont Heights voted to become the City of Belmont in 1908, fed up about high
taxes imposed by the City of Long Beach. What stopped them from becoming
Belmont? The promise of a pier.
A year later they voted to rejoin Long Beach
when city officials told Belmont residents they would get
their pier. In 1915 the pier project was constructed, and today, the
community still feels like its own place, though it pays taxes to
Long Beach and looks to them again to fix the decaying pier.
The current pier was built in 1966, replacing a wooden pier that stood for
over 50 years. The 1,620 foot-long concrete pier has been renovated in
stages with portable restrooms now offering suitable accommodations for
families that spend the day on the pier fishing and relaxing in the warm
Southern California sunshine. Free public fishing is permitted as long as you stay
on the pier to fish. Pay parking is available in a public lot near the
base of the pier.
A restaurant at the end of the pier serves soft drinks,
sandwiches, candies and snacks. The pier is located at Ocean
and 39th Place, Long Beach, CA.