Alamitos Bay

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Alamitos Bay, 1998

Alamitos Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States, between the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach, at the outlet of the San Gabriel River.

The bay is named for the Spanish word for 'little poplars'.[1]


Alamitos Bay is protected by both the natural sand spit Peninsula and the Long Beach Breakwater. It is divided from the San Gabriel River and Seal Beach by a pair of jetties. The natural geography has been heavily altered by dredging and landfill subsequent to development.


Naples, a collection of three islands, is entirely within Alamitos Bay.


  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-520-24217-3. 

Coordinates: 33°44′59″N 118°07′05″W / 33.74972°N 118.11806°W / 33.74972; -118.11806