Cabrillo Beach Cabrillo Beach Trail

Rolling Hills, California

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This coastal hike has a little of everything: Cabrillo Beach, the only real sand beach for miles to the north and south; the family-friendly Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; historic White Point, an intriguing chapter from coastal SoCal’s history. The mission of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to promote knowledge and conservation of marine life in Southern California and this it does well, with exhibits interpreting the region’s mudflats, kelp forest, sandy beach and other environments. The aquarium sponsors tidepool walks, grunion watches and is a coordinating point for whale-watching cruises. Open daily except Mondays, the aquarium attracts scores of school groups. All but forgotten today, the rocky cove just down-coast from White Point in San Pedro once flourished as a Roaring Twenties health spa and resort. All that remains today are some sea-battered cement ruins and lush overgrown gardens.
Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

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Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

by John McKinney (The Trailmaster)

This coastal hike has a little of everything: Cabrillo Beach, the only real sand beach for miles to the north and south; the family-friendly Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; historic White Point, an intriguing chapter from coastal SoCal’s history. The mission of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is to promote knowledge and conservation of marine life in Southern California and this it does well, with exhibits interpreting the region’s mudflats, kelp forest, sandy beach and other environments. The aquarium sponsors tidepool walks, grunion watches and is a coordinating point for whale-watching cruises. Open daily except Mondays, the aquarium attracts scores of school groups. All but forgotten today, the rocky cove just down-coast from White Point in San Pedro once flourished as a Roaring Twenties health spa and resort. All that remains today are some sea-battered cement ruins and lush overgrown gardens.

© 2006 John McKinney/The Trailmaster. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rolling Hills
Length: 3.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Topo Map: Cabrillo Beach: Cabrillo Beach Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
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