About the Long Beach Breakwater

Information about the breakwater in Long Beach California
The 8.4 mile rocky breakwater offshore of Long Beach has two openings to allow ships to enter and leave the Port of Long Beach. The breakwater has three sections, the San Pedro Breakwater in the west was built in the early 1900's, the Middle Breakwater was built in the 1920's and 1930's and the Long Beach Breakwater was built in the 1940's.

Long Beach Breakwater Controversy

Mother Wants Her Beauty Back
Documentary film addressing the controversy surrounding the Long Beach Breakwater. Several Environmental groups, including the Surfrider Foundation, would like to modify or remove the Long Beach Breakwater to allow better water circulation and a more natural coastline environment at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. Most shippers and some local residents oppose those changes because they feel the breakwater provides necessary protection from storm damage.

City of Long Beach Breakwater Reconnaissance Study

Surfrider Foundation: Long Beach Breakwater Facts

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