The Edge of Los Angeles by Mike Carreiro in Long Beach

Long Beach is such an amazing place, and for me the ocean is the biggest draw. One of the best things we have in our city is the Naples canals that filter in from the ocean. They’re lined with million dollar homes. There are even gondola rides.

Name:Mike Carreiro



Surfing and traveling, preferably when they are combined.

Tell us about Long Beach:

Long Beach is one of the most diverse and beautiful beach cities in America. It’s filled with amazing beaches, canals, restaurants, architecture, views, and people. It sits on the southern-most edge of Los Angeles just before Orange County, which is a perfect place to enjoy the best of both counties.

A perfect day in Long Beach?

The perfect day would start with a surf, which can only happen in Long Beach on certain big winter swells since our break wall blocks out most of the waves. After surfing, it’s breakfast at Pandor Bakery & Cafe on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore for coffee and cronuts. From there head over to the bay to lay out, swim, paddle board through the Naples canals, and most likely drink something delicious. I’d end the day at one of the many great restaurants in Long Beach, from Belmont Shore to Downtown.

What is the best thing about Long Beach?

The ocean. From our beach, to our bay, to our canals in Naples.

What is the worst?

I wouldn’t call it the worst, but we are known for some rough parts of town.

What would be surprising about Long Beach to an outsider?

Probably how diverse Long Beach is, in every way.

If your city was a person or character who would it be?

The Most Interesting Man in the World!

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Juregen Teller, Julian Schnable, Vincent Gallo


Name:Mike Carreiro

City:Long Beach

Favorite place to eat:

Nick’s on 2nd and Magic Lamp.

Favorite place to drink:

Pandor Bakery & Cafe

Favorite shop:

Academy Store LB

Local Tip:

You can take the Catalina Express boat for the day to Catalina Island. Highly recommend!!

Must Do:

Spend a day playing in the water at the bay and Naples canals.