LA - San Pedro: Tide pools, Sea Cliffs, History, and Aquarium

  • Sun, December 18, 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cabrillo Beach Aquarium Parking Lot, 3720 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • 10


Registration is closed

Please join us on Sunday December 18, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM for a scenic and educational walk/hike to include Cabrillo Beach shore, rocky shoreline and sea cliffs, tide pools, Korean Peace Bell Park and optional visit to the Cabrillo Aquarium at the end of our tour.

The walk/hike offers stunning scenic views and is good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The route is a mixture of paved sidewalks with some dirt terrain and the ocean trail leads down to the rocky beach, so make sure to wear sturdy walking/hiking shoes.

We will start with an easy stroll along and past Cabrillo Beach shoreline. We will proceed to the adjacent tide pools (at low tide) and then walk along the rocky seaside for about ¼ mile to get to the famous sea cliff site of Sunken City (known for its landslide-ruined road and brilliant artwork/graffiti on the broken rocks and road. From there we will walk and have a talk at the Point Fermin Park with its 100-year-old trees, location of many movies, and historic lighthouse. Next, we'll walk up the hill to the grand Korean Peace Bell with its great ocean overlook and get more information about the history of this cultural monument as well as its contrasting WWII gun emplacements. From there we walk back to the Cabrillo Aquarium (around 2pm) and have the option for an oceanography professor-led visit to the Cabrillo Aquarium (optional $5 contribution). (Note: another option before or after group activity is to do a long walk along the shore in either direction from the aquarium).

Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and naturalist)

Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165  ​

Parking: approximately $3 -$4 ($1 per hour) at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Limited street parking outside of the Cabrillo parking lot may be available.

Please carpool if possible.  Every little bit helps.

Click here to request or offer a ride, or paste the following link into your browser:

Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, snacks, sun protection, wear sturdy footwear. Carry Emergency Contact Information.

We recommend you read our suggested 10 essential items to bring - click here

Optional: After our San Pedro event head over the bridge to downtown Long Beach and celebrate with GO OC/LB Chapter at the Holiday Party. Separate advance registration required:

Directions | Parking | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-7562

Google Map

Health Problems/allergiesIt is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

Current COVID-19 Requirements: Most of our participants are vaccinated, and we ask that you get vaccinated and boosted. Together, we are fighting the spread of this deadly virus and its variants! We ask all outing participants to comply with the following:

I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s). See Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.

I will contact the Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.

a 501(c)7 not-for-profit, all-volunteer LGBTQIA+ organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved. Privacy policy