Long Beach: Downtown to Belmont Pier via Beach
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- Long Beach, CA
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- Here's a nice 10K that will take you from the downtown area to the Belmont Pier via the running/biking path along the beach. Start your run at the southeast corner of Pine and Ocean Avenues. Run eastbound along Ocean past the Long Beach Performing Arts Center until you reach Hart Place. Turn south on Hart. Keep in mind that Hart Place is a moderately steep hill. Pass Seaside Way and continue on Hart Place into the courtyard of the Long Beach Sports Arena. You can't miss the arena. It's light blue with paintings of whales by the artist Wyland. Once in the courtyard, head east toward the arena parking lot. Cross the lot until you reach the front gate and work your way past the parking attendant booths. Then head south toward Shoreline Drive and follow the cross walk to the other side of Shoreline Drive. You'll then head south on a sidewalk for a few feet until you reach a parking lot for the downtown marina. Immediately turn east and run through the parking lot until you reach the running/biking path on the beach. Follow the path east for about 1.5 miles until you reach the base of the Belmont Pier. Turn south onto the pier and run until the pier ends. Then retrace your route back along the running/biking path, head back past the arena, and finish your run at the corner of Pine and Ocean Avenues.
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