Located along Ocean Boulevard, this green space stretches from 20th to 36th Place. Appropriately named, it is located on a bluff above the beach and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The small islands just off the coast were originally designed to hide oil facilities and called the THUMS Islands, based on the name of the oil consortium that built them: Texaco, Humble (now Exxon), Union Oil, Mobil and Shell. Since 1967, they have been known as the Astronaut Islands because each is named after an American astronaut killed on a mission.
With constant breezes and natural updrafts, it’s a perfect place for radio-controlled gliders. Hobbyists can often be seen on the bluff with their model planes.
The Lone Sailor© statue at Ocean Boulevard and Paloma Avenue honors members of the Navy and pays tribute to all military personnel brought across the country to serve in Long Beach.
For more information, please visit: http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/directory/bluff-park