Overview of Aliso Beach Park

Aliso Beach Park

Aliso Beach Park
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Site Review by
 Victor
Date: 10/10/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Victor Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Long Beach Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   90808 Plant:    4.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.19
I lived in Treasure Island for a couple of months and enjoyed this spot tremendously. Unfortunately, the construction that killed the trailer park killed the sea life as well. The entry is on the N end of the beach and it is usually protected from the surf, you will get a workout moving your gear though, so rest before you go in. You swim to the W and it gets deeper but never more than 30-45 ft with a beautiful scenery of coves and sandy bottom, it used to be covered with algae and sea urchins, now it's minimal. There were plenty of holes with lobster and Garibaldis being king here, few calicos and a few rays and halibuts. If you progress towards Aliso Rock keep an eye on your position as the conditions radically change around the rock. Surf, swell and currents along with very sharp rocks don't make a pretty picture, but if you dare that far you will see some perch and mussels, lots of foam and more life. The runoff did not get there that much. This site is frequently visited by local agencies, including police and lifeguards, so if you fish have your license handy. Once you get back to the picnic area you'll see restrooms, showers and snack spot. Parking gets difficult during summer time and many people just park along PCH. I recommend Javier's (Mexican restaurant) for after your dive!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2006
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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