Point Vicente Park

Point Details

Nearest Town: Rancho Palos Verdes
Location: Palos Verdes Dr. South - 1/2 mi. S of Hawthorne Blvd. (see map #622)

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

33.743734897071, -118.41004057427 ↗

Trail Section


The "crown jewel" of RPV parks is the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Located next to the lighthouse of the same name this facility offers tours on seafaring history- shoreline ecology and the gray whale. The American Cetacean Society takes its annual census of the gray whales here.
Opening of the new Interpretive Center - under construction - opening scheduled for June 2006.
Lighthouse is open to the public 1-3:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.


  • CCC Access Point
  • Drinking Water
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Feature
  • Improved Surface
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Other
  • Parking
  • Prominent Man Made Feature
  • Prominent Natural Feature
  • Public Transportation
  • Restrooms
  • Signage
  • Telephone
  • Viewpoint

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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