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Marine Landing

There is no better, more iconic, Southern California setting than the view of palm trees, sandy beaches, and boats floating by, all of which can be found at Marine Landing. This premier waterfront facility is set in picturesque Alamitos Bay in Long Beach and includes its own private beach for swimming. Come for the sun, stay for the fun, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Want to kayak and paddleboard on our private beach? Check our event calendar for information on summer camp and GSGLA-sponsored boating days.

Address & Google Map Link:
5865 Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90803

Type of Use: Meeting Use, Day Use, Indoor and Outdoor Overnight Use
Multiple Same-time Reservations: No
Availability: Not available June through Mid-August

From June to mid-August, Marine Landing operates nine weeks of summer day camp and is open to girls K-12 seeking adventure! Registration is now open.

Make a reservation through the search options below:

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Rental Period

Day: 5–10 hour period between 8 a.m. –9 p.m., Mon-Sun

Overnight: 3 p.m. –1 p.m., Mon–Sun

Hourly: 1-4 hour period between 1 p.m. –9 p.m., Sun-Thurs

Facilities Overview

Main Building

  • One large open multiuse common room for meeting or sleeping and one smaller adjacent room
  • Property accommodates 100 for day use, 40 for overnight use
  • 9 picnic tables, 5 folding tables and 40 folding chairs
  • No heat or A/C
  • Internet access
  • 1,850 square feet
  • 2 bathrooms totaling 5 toilets, including 1 ADA accessible toilet and shower
  • Tile and concrete flooring
  • Indoor kitchen
    -Limited kitchen supplies

Parking: Property is gated, and there is a small area to park (fits 5-6 cars) on property. For additional cars, you can park in the marina parking lot on Appian Way for free (please pay attention to posted signs) during the day. For overnight parking of extra cars, up to five overnight parking passes can be obtained by calling the Marine Department 562-570-3236 in advance.*

*Please see Marine Landing Driving Directions for additional information

On-site Resources & Amenities
  • Gated
  • 9 picnic tables
  • Private beach area
  • Campfire ring
  • GSGLA WiFi Network
  • Outdoor capacity for 4-6 medium sized tents
  • Boating at Marine Landing: The council offers Water Fun Weekends throughout the year when waterfront instructors are on hand to provide the ultimate aquatic experience complete with kayaks and canoes. Look on the council’s activity calendar to register for these events.
  • Swimming: Troops may use our private beach for swimming ONLY if a certified lifeguard is present and the certification is emailed ahead of time. Alternatively, troops may swim next door at the public beach (Mother’s Beach) if a city lifeguard is present. To see if a city lifeguard will be at Mother’s Beach you can call 562-570-1360.
Price & Capacity Information

Rates for Girl Scout members:

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Day/Night Girl Scout Day Rate Girl Scout Overnight Rate Troop/SU Meeting Rate
Entire facility 100/40 $78 $144 $6/hr

Boating Pilot Program (capacity of 20) is $240 for 3.5 hours.

For non-member rate, please contact Properties Department at (626) 677-3605 or email

Things to Do
  • GSGLA Marine Mammals Badge for Brownies and Juniors
  • Campfire & songs
  • Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and complete their self-led activity sheets!
  • Visit the Queen Mary
  • Visit Colorado Lagoon Education Center
  • Camping for large groups (40)
  • Ideas for specific badges and journeys:
    • Daisy: Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey, Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey, Outdoor Journey, Outdoor Art Maker badge
    • Brownie: WOW! Wonders of Water Journey; Senses, Bugs, First Aid, Snacks, Painting, Art Creator badges
    • Junior: GET MOVING! Journey, aMUSE Journey, Outdoor Journey; Detective, Drawing, Simple Meals, First Aid, Art Explorer badges
    • Cadette: Breathe! Journey; Trees, Night Owl , Art Apprentice badges
    • Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD! Journey; Collage, Sky, Paddling, Art Expert badges
    • Ambassador: Outdoor Art Master, Photographer, Art Master badges

For more ideas and ways to utilize this property, refer to our Marine Landing Resource Guide.

Additional Information
  • Functions as a day camp during the summer months
  • Don’t forget! Reference Safety Activity Checkpoints