Surf Fishing Off Of Inspiration Point

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Added by Michael Wigle

Secluded point with excellent surf fishing. Out of the way beach without beach-goers or tourists. Southern facing location to catch rays and warm up on cold days. Hike: 1 mile roundtrip. Elevation: -400'Duration: 6 hours.

Tucked away, at the base of Inspiration Point in Palos Verdes is an outcropping of rocks, perfect for surf casting and catching ocean fish, away from the crowds. It's a challenge to get there, but the less travelled spot is used by many professional sportsmen, practicing their skills at fishing from the rocky Southern California shoreline.

There are 3 places to park. Two free parking lots are located on Palos Verdes Dr. within Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. If you arrive early with dawn patrol, you'll likely find a spot. Otherwise, there is street parking in a neighborhood on the east end up Schooner Dr. All three options will give you a half-mile walk to the point. Use the drive to the South Bay Archery Range. There is a path at the bottom of the hill that goes out onto the beach. Walk along the western end of the beach to the point.

At low tide, getting to the point is easy. At high tide, you'll get wet, so put on your waders at the beach before heading out. The point gets cut off, which cuts down on breach traffic on one side, while the inlet for the sea cave cuts it off from the trails in the park to the west. Pick a rock, and enjoy the day casting in deep, relatively kelp-free surf!

You're likely to catch Perch, Halibut, Salto, Croaker, and Corbina! If you come up empty handed, don't worry. Flyin Fin is a short drive north up Palos Verdes Dr. where they serve fresh sushi and Asahi for happy hour!

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Just went hiking down to Sacred Cove from Portuguese Bend trail a few weeks ago. Love the trail and that sea cave! Nice write up.

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