Malaga Cove to Bluff Cove

Los Angeles, California 90009

Malaga Cove to Bluff Cove

Malaga Cove to Bluff Cove Professional Review and Guide

"If dancing across wave-rounded boulders is your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy this moderately difficult rock-hop along the northernmost edge of the Palos Verdes peninsula. With near-vertical cliffs on one side and foamy surf on the other, you’ll truly feel that you’re treading the edge of the continent. Shoes or boots with good ankle support are recommended to deal with the uneven terrain.

Find the top of the paved pathway at the far end of Paseo del Mar and walk down to the beach at Malaga Cove. Turn left along the shoreline and make your way over the obstacle course of wave-pounded rocks. After a short mile you arrive at Flat Rock Point, a popular area for tidepooling when the tide is low."

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Trail Information

Los Angeles
Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Redondo Beach
Local Maps

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Jul 2018