Across from Shoreline Village in Downtown Long Beach is a little saltwater lagoon full of fish, anemones and other invertebrates. Although it is concrete lined, the lagoon supports enough aquatic life to have a perennial Osprey scoping out the scene atop the adjacent Hyatt hotel. But the big birds aren't the only ones drawn to the water: while looking from the colorful bridges in late spring, one can find the endangered Least Tern fluttering and diving for fish.
Rainbow Lagoon is accessible year round and it offers a nice quaint walk around it and over the different bridges onto the small islands in the middle. The Lagoon is a great spot for tourists because of the proximity to Shoreline Village, the Hyatt and the rest of Downtown Long Beach. For information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions and Parking to Rainbow Lagoon:
Turn South on Alamitos Blvd from Ocean Blvd.
The Lagoon will be on your right.
Turn south on Shoreline Village Drive.
Park in the metered parking at Shoreline Village.