Share:

Bluff Cove

Los Angeles Metro Area, California

Start Exploring
Bluff Cove

Share:

Advertisement
  • A view of the cove.- Bluff Cove
  • Colors of the tide pool.- Bluff Cove
  • Life in the tide pool.- Bluff Cove
  • Crabs in the tide pool.- Bluff Cove
  • Rock formations and tide pools along Bluff Cove.- Bluff Cove
  • Rock formations and tide pools along Bluff Cove.- Bluff Cove
  • A view of the shoreline at Bluff Cove.- Bluff Cove
  • Bluff Cove.- Bluff Cove
  • Wildflowers along the shoreline.- Bluff Cove
  • The view from the starting point.- Bluff Cove
  • The end of the trail with fishermen on the bluff.- Bluff Cove
  • - Bluff Cove
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Secluded. Tide pools.
Cons: 
Hard to find and access.
Advertisement
Region:
Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Contributor

This beautiful and secluded cove in Palos Verdes, California, is worth the time and effort required to reach the destination. It's a very rocky beach that has gorgeous, deep-blue waters and many tide pools. Depending on the time of year, you can also see wildflowers along the overhanging cliffs.

Many people choose to enjoy these views from atop the cliffs rather than hiking down to the cove because it is a steep and slippery trail, despite it being only a short distance. While at the edge of the Pacific, set aside some time to explore the aquatic life in the tide pools, which are dispersed along the beach and easy to find. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the beach to Palos Verdes Point, where the remains of an old shipwreck are gradually being claimed by the ocean.

The Bluff Cove Trail leading to the beach/cove is an unmarked, short, incredibly steep and slippery hike. This is definitely not for the faint of heart; you have to hold onto a rope and slide backwards down the hill for the majority of the hike. In order to ascend, you must hold onto the rope while walking and sometimes will need to pull yourself along the way as well. For the adventurous, this is all part of the fun.

If you are looking to find a place of solitude where you can enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing against a rocky shoreline, this is the place for you.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(1 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(62 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
10 Members
Who's Done It
Have you done this adventure? If so, be the first to check this adventure off your list.
Submission by
Contributor
22 Adventures Explored
22 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info