Top Adventures in Rancho Palos Verdes

  • Hike to Terranea Beach Sea Caves

    Head to the Pelican Cove parking lot where there’s plenty of free parking right at the trailhead. From the parking lot, take the Point Vicente trail and you will see views of the Point Vicente lighthouse down the coast to your right. Continue on ...

  • Adventuring at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

    Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is a Palos Verdes gem. This 64-acre reserve is a state ecological preserve. There is something for everyone here, whether you want to relax and lay out or be adventurous and swim across channels to get to sea caves. The...

  • Hike the Sacred Cove View Trail

    This area is spectacular - the views of the cliffs, the channels of water entering the caves, and the marine life (sea lions, whales, dolphins, sea urchin and sea anemone) are huge draws. Bring anyone here that has a sense of adventure and be read...

  • Take in the Sunset at Pelican Cove

    Getting There Coming from San Pedro, make a U-turn at the Hawthorne Boulevard stoplight onto Palos Verdes Drive South. From here, you can access the parking lot for Pelican Cove, where you'll get a 120° view of the ocean. It might be tempting to t...

  • Surf Fishing Off Of Inspiration Point

    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 profession...

  • Hiking the Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve

    Getting There: The easiest way to get to Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve is by following Crenshaw Boulevard up Rancho Palos Verdes to the very end of the street. You can park on either side of the street near Del Cerro Park, which also happens to b...

  • Catch a Sunset at Bluff Cove

    Parking for Bluff Cove is located along the sides of the street of Paseo Del Mar, and the trailhead is located right next to the street. Bluff Cove is one of those unique locations in that there are a variety of activities you can do here.It is a ...

  • Surf at El Porto

    The South Bay of LA has plenty of good surf. Sand bars are back and its fun...watch out for the sharks.

  • Take a Sunset Surf at Manhattan Beach

    Manhattan Beach Pier is a popular spot in the South Bay of Los Angeles for surfers of all levels. With its exposed beach break with consistent surf and more than 300 days of sun per year, you can pretty much always count on good weather in Manhatt...

  • Relax at Rainbow Harbor

    Rainbow Harbor is the harbor of Long Beach. This is a great place to take an evening stroll and watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor.  Many families come here to just relax, picnic, and be outside. You can also see the Queen Mary across t...

  • Photographing the Sun at Hilltop Park

    Hilltop Park is located in Signal Hill and offers an unmatched panoramic view of the Los Angeles Basin. If you go on a clear day, you may even be lucky enough to see Catalina Island and the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains. This park is the ...

  • Catch a Sunset at Long Beach City Beach

    Long Beach City Beach is directly next to downtown Long Beach and continues up to the border with Orange County. This is a great beach to relax at if you don't want to deal with any waves. There's a breakwall miles off shore that prevents any swel...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Hermosa Beach, California

      Beach Bungalow 3 Blocks To The Ocean

      Perfect for a couple or small family, this 2-bed, 2-bath beach bungalow has seaside charm and California style, just 3 blocks from the beach and a short walk to Hermosa Beach Pier for great nightli...

      From $120/night

    • Seal Beach, California

      Ocean View Oasis W/ Rooftop Deck Steps To Beach

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Situated just steps from beautiful Seal Beach and the pier, this 3BR/2.5BA ...

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    • Seal Beach, California

      Prime Oceanfront Retreat In Seal Beach With Patio

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Beachy contemporary decor creates a welcoming vibe at this 3BR Seal Beach d...

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    • Seal Beach, California

      Beachfront Duplex W/ Balcony & Ocean Views!

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Perched on the Pacific coast with a direct view of the ocean, this beachfro...

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    • Huntington Beach, California

      Spectacular Beachfront House

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Our beach house has incredible ocean views, a private boardwalk to Sunset B...

      From $560/night

    • Huntington Beach, California

      Hb Villa Walk To Beach & Main Street

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Look forward to a delightful getaway at this modern 4BR/3.5 Mediterranean m...

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