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Old March 4th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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The best views in Palos Verdes?

I'm planning on taking a trip this weekend to someplace new in LA County and I would really like to visit the Palos Verdes peninsula and take a few photos from the cliffs along the coastline. However, I've never been there, and was wondering if anyone could tell me where the best views are? Basically, I'm looking for places where the cliffs/hills come right up to the ocean with very little, if any, sandy beaches. Are there places like that on the peninsula with public access?
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Old March 4th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #2
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Two spots I know of...

1) Take Palos Verdes W to Paseo Del Mar. Take a right on Paseo Del Mar, and you will see a path on the left. Park near there on the street and you can take the path down to the base of the cliffs. I think this area is called Malaga Cove.

2) Abalone Cove, East of Hawthorne off Palos Verdes S. Park there and they have paths down to the base.

Also, Point Vicente Park has some good views from the tops of the cliffs, as well as a lighthouse.

Pretty much the whole peninsula has the cliffs coming right up to the ocean with rocky beach and little to no sand.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #3
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its not PV, but if you get a chance, why not also visit the korean friendship bell?


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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #4
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I don't know of any sandy beaches on that peninsula
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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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Where is the Korean Fellowship Bell located?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #6
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The Korean Friendship Bell is actually in San Pedro near Point Fermin. As for views of the Pacific, drive along Palos Verdes Drive South. It goes through a landslide area that's closed to development so you see the rolling hills on one side and the cliffs/ocean on the other. I used to work at the starbucks at the corner of Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne Blvd, so it's a nice place to stop for a drink when you're in the area. They have a big patio with firepits and views of the ocean that're some of the best. There are some parts of the top of the hill where you get good views of the LA Basin as well. Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is right on the point, so from the baseball field or football field, theres panoramic views of LA that span from Malibu through Long Beach.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #7
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Palos Verdes is so peaceful and beautiful, very rich area if not richer than beverly hills
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Old March 18th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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Where is the Korean Fellowship Bell located?
The Korean Friendship Bell is in the Angel's Gate Recreation Center which used to be part of fort MacArthur. WHen you go there also check out the Marine mammal rescue center and the old fortifications of Fort MacArthur which are very close by. Not to far away down at the port you can take the only running Red Cars in LA, check out the Maritime Museum, the Frank Gerhy designed Aquarium, the Point Fermin Lighthouse, have some seafood, or even catch the boat to Catalina. I put some pictures of San Pedro attractions in the Ultimate tour of LA for outsiders thread.

Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion
Angel's Gate Recreation Center
3601 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Old April 25th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #9
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Hey Mikey,
Did you ever take any shots of Palos Verdes?

Would love to see them if you did.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:52 AM   #10
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PV shots by a local

These are some pictures I took a couple years ago for fun, completely unrelated to this thread. I decided to contribute to this thread and share.



This is a view of Malaga Cove and the western end of Palos Verdes from Torrance Beach.



Continuing on PV's coast, this is a picture from what locals call "pregnant point". In the foreground is Bluff Cove, and in the background is the southbay coastline from south Redondo through Manhattan Beach.



This is a view of the Pacific in the early evening from my parents' backyard.



This photo is from a scenic turnout on Hawthorne Blvd. It's looking towards Point Vicente and that movie set was made for Fun With Dick and Jane. That's an abandoned parking lot that was for the former Marineland, which was torn down by Sea World in 87. Since then, that parking lot has been used as a movie set for dozens of movies including Pirates of the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Hidalgo, and The OC.



This last image is from the same scenic turnout but instead looking left at the southern coastline of Palos Verdes. It includes Portuguese Bend, and in the distance is Trump National Golfcourse and Resort. Behind those hills is San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles.
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...and if you look REALLY closely in the second picture, you can see the silhouette of downtown LA.
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I have two cousins who live in this area. I was down there last summer when half of Esplanade was being resurfaced with asphalt. Didn't keep me from going. These are the same steps that I use. That's the American Riviera
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Old April 26th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #13
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Those pictures looks like the scenes from "The O.C."
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #14
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Hey Mikey,
Did you ever take any shots of Palos Verdes?

Would love to see them if you did.
Yes I did actually. It was a beautiful place. I'll post some pictures a little later when I get a chance.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:55 AM   #15
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Gorgeous views. Only in California.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #16
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its not PV, but if you get a chance, why not also visit the korean friendship bell?


THAT'S MY NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 10:23 AM   #17
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Hey everyone. Sorry I took so long to post some pics. But here they are! Oh and sorry about the date stamp on the bottom of the first half. I was using a new camera and didn't realize I had that stupid thing on!































































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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:56 PM   #18
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^ Superb job!

I need to get back down there, ASAP!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 03:51 AM   #19
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To quote Randy Jackson... "That was the bomb dog... that was the BOMB!". Is that Trump National Golf Course you went to?
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Great thorough pics of the PV Dr South area!
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