There are many wonderful places to swim and surf on the Palos Verdes Peninsula
Beaches and Surfing
Rat Beach (Name is an acronym for "Right After Torrance" beach)
Parking located in Malaga Cove at 301 Paseo Del Mar. A paved access path
next to the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club provides easy access.
Haggarty's - Located just south of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club near
301 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates. Park in the lot between the Swim
club and Malaga Cove school, and walk down the road on the north end of the
parking lot to the ocean, and then go left to the point past the swim club.
Exiles- Around the point from Haggarty's. A wide dirt path starts at the top of the
bluff providing access to the bottom of the cliff. Good surf spot.
Lunada Bay - Located at the 2300 block of Paseo del Mar in the Lunada Bay
area of Palos Verdes Estates. Access trail both at the middle of the bay by
a narrow and steep trail, or there is an easier trail at the south side of the bay.
Excellent surfing at the north point.
Abalone Cove- Located at 5879 Palos Verdes Drive South, in Rancho Palos
Verdes. Access to the beach via a dirt path from the Abalone Beach parking
lot. Some surfing here, and good beach for snorkeling and tide pool exploration.
Long Point - Terranea: Access via a paved and dirt path at the south end of the Long Point
parking lot. Good for snorkeling and scuba diving. No surfing.
TC's - White Point-Royal Palms Beach - White Point Beach is located at 1000
Paseo Del Mar, near south end of Western Avenue in San Pedro. No surfing here,
but good beach for snorkeling and tide pool exploration. TC's is a great surfing
spot west of White Point and Royal Palms
Rancho Palos Verdes Beach: This beach is just below the Trump National Golf
Club and ownership was transferred from the Club the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes. This beach has been a "secret" off leash dog beach for many years, and
the Cikty is now considering establishing a one year pilot program to legalize
off leash dog activities.
Cabrillo Point - End of Pacific Avenue in San Pedro. Can be good surfi
Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club --- 310-375-8777. 389 Paseo del Mar PV Estates
Access available for a daily fee ($7 per person for guests of .members ($10 from Memorial Day
to Labor Day), for the first 4 guests ($14 for each additional guest), $30 per person for residents,
and $45 per person for non-residents). Guests and day-fee users may not use the exercise
equipment. Resident resaleable membership is $16,000, and Resident non-resaleable
membership is $8,000. The current wait list for Resident membership is quite long (10 years
or longer). Non-Resident resaleable membership is $18,000, and Non-Resident non-resaleable
membership is $9,000. The swim club also operates a summer swim program at the Palos
Verdes High pool.for the city of Palos Verdes Estates ( For summer 2011 a youth swimming
program will be offered at the club ). .
Abalone Shoreline Park --- 310-377-1222
Jack Kramer Club --- 310-326-4404
Rolling Hills Estates Swim Program (Held during the summers at Peninsula
High School --- 377-1577.
Access to snorkeling and scuba diving is available at all of the beachs
discussed above. For diving lessons and equipment, contact Dive N Surf
in Redondo Beach on Catalina Avenue, or Sea d Sea dive shop in Riviera
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