Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay

Redondo Beach, California 90277

Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay

Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay Professional Review and Guide

"Bluff Cove and Lunada Bay are both crescent-shaped rocky beach pockets resting beneath sheer, terraced cliffs. They are popular with surfers and tidepoolers. The path begins at Flat Rock Point and leads down to the rocky Bluff Cove. The jagged shore, lined with cliffs, passes numerous smaller coves as it winds to horseshoe-shaped Lunada Bay. This bay is bounded by Palos Verdes Point (also known as Rocky Point) and Resort Point. In 1961, a Greek freighter named Dominator, en route from Vancouver, Canada, to the Los Angeles Harbor, ran aground in thick fog just north of Rocky Point. Watch for the rusted remnants of the abandoned ship."

Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay Reviews

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This trail is very much underscored in terms of difficulty. At one point you're hopping through rocks with the Ocean waves lapping at the other side. It is not unlikely you will see nasty creepy slimy black bugs. Anf you will feel very, very isolated with not much but a giant cliff and rocks between you and the Ocean. And don't get me started on the end of the trail around rocky point. Maybe I did the harder route. BUT I was leapfrogging boulders in shorts, and red dusty clay. And the STEEP ascend out - is meant for a billygoat. But, for me this was the most intense physical encouter I have ever forced myself to experience. I did things, that I thought I was never going to be willing to do, including climbing a volcanic rock face, and passing by a shipwrecked boats remains. I wish I had brought my camera. So peole would believe. The walk back was very welcome. My return route took about 48 minutes, but my walk out took three hours. I stop alot. And the bugs. I will never do it again. But I'm glad I had the experience. Peace, Amy
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This trail is mostly walking on rocks at or near the waters edge. I really enjoyed it but it is not an easy stroll. The walk back on the solid trail and streets at the top of the bluff was welcome after all the rock hopping.

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Trail Information

Redondo Beach
Nearby City
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
USGS Redondo Beach
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Nov 2018