Long Beach Burial At Sea
A full-body, deep sea burial is the most eco-friendly, affordable way to bury your loved one. Sacred Crossings proudly offers this 100% green burial option in Los Angeles County including Long Beach, CA.
Long Beach is an oceanfront gem perfect for families who choose to honor their loved one with a sea burial. With a lengthy coastline, beautiful sunsets, and proximity to the ocean, Long Beach is the perfect location for a unique and sacred burial at sea.
During a burial at sea in Long Beach with Sacred Crossings, the un-embalmed body is wrapped in a natural 100% biodegradable custom sailcloth shroud and weighted with 160 lbs of pebble stone ballast. Loved ones can use the exact GPS coordinates to re-visit the location for remembrance or ceremonial purposes in the future.
BENEFITS OF A FULL BODY SEA BURIAL IN LONG BEACH:
A full body sea burial is an affordable burial option in California. Some benefits include:
- Eliminates the need to purchase a burial plot, open and close the grave and maintain cemetery grounds
- Conserves natural resources: no burial vault, grave-digging machinery or headstone required
- Allows family members to participate by writing on the shroud, deploying the body, and casting flowers into the ocean
- Symbolizes a return to the ocean of life
- The picturesque one-hour boat trip to and from the sea cemetery allows time for memory sharing, celebration or quiet reflection.
- Close family members can be interred at the same coordinates
- Loved-ones can use the GPS coordinates to visit the exact location for remembrance or for ceremonial purposes
- The ocean shore becomes a place of remembrance and comfort
- Significant financial savings
WHY CHOOSE SACRED CROSSINGS FOR YOUR LONG BEACH SEA BURIAL?
Sacred Crossings Funeral Home is an alternative funeral home specializing in green, environmentally sensitive products and after-death care practices. Our funeral home is owned and operated by certified death midwives committed to maintaining the sacred while guiding you and your family through the transition of death.
Our death midwives work tirelessly to create a sacred and memorable experience for you and your family. Our sea burials offer a unique opportunity for a final celebration.
Read one family’s home funeral and full-body sea burial experience here.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly through our website or give us a call at 800-805-5561.
All vessels chartered by Sacred Crossings are fully insured and meet or exceed US Coast Guard safety requirements. Passenger capacity from 6 – 200 depending on the vessel. Prices vary accordingly.
Only one USCG certified vessel is required – family are on board with the decedent and may participate in the deployment of the shroud and flower offering.
Sacred Crossing Guides are available to help choose the right Vessel and Coastal Port for your needs. We coordinate with the Captain and Vessel Charter staff and accompany the family on board to oversee the burial and safe return to port. If you have questions, please contact us directly today.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A BURIAL AT SEA?
At Sacred Crossings Funeral Home, our commitment is to maintaining the sacred. Our burials at sea offer a unique opportunity to celebrate, honor, and mourn your loved one. The sea burial typically takes half a day – please allow up to 4 hours for your sea burial.
Departure from Long Beach port is 8:00 AM, and the journey to the gravesite is approximately 1 hour. We will perform a committal service and deployment of shroud or casket over the course of about 15 – 20 minutes. Return journey is another hour.
If you choose, flowers, Funeral Celebrant and special requests can be accommodated. A Full body Burial at Sea Certificate with Burial Coordinates is provided.
VETERAN & MILITARY SEA BURIALS IN LONG BEACH
We service Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and US Coast Guard.
A Military Honor Guard and US Flag is provided at time of service for those qualified with honorable discharge and DD214.
Military honors will be provided if possible.
Military and Civilian Full-Body Burial at Sea with family attending starting at $6500.
CONTACT US TO START PLANNING
Full Body Burials at Sea require meticulous planning. Please contact Sacred Crossings staff in advance of your wishes so we may begin to make arrangements. It may take up to two weeks from time of death to file all necessary permits, create the custom shroud and coordinate with Charter vessels, Captain and crew.
Note: Going on a vessel is a weather dependent activity and weather is unpredictable. Our US Coast Guard Licensed Captains reserve the right to postpone departure due to unsafe weather conditions. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence in Southern California.
We look forward to supporting your family with a personal and memorable burial at sea.
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We are proud to serve Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Pasadena, Ventura, Santa Monica, and the surrounding areas.
Our Administrative Office Location:
28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 211, Agoura Hills, CA 91301