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About Cabrillo Beach (Ocean Beach), San Pedro in Los Angeles, California

Cabrillo Ocean Beach (aka Oceanside) is on the ocean side of Cabrillo Beach Park in the San Pedro district of Los Angeles. The park also has a beach on the inside of the jetty called Harbor Beach. Both these beaches benefit from a well-maintained park with grass areas, picnic tables, a playground, volleyball courts, and restrooms.

The picturesque and recently restored Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse is between Ocean Beach and Harbor Beach. There you’ll find restrooms and showers. The large interior space is used for events.

Ocean Beach can be rough sometimes with waves high enough to attract local surfers. The safer swimming beach at this park is on the harbor side, however that beach often has poor water quality, especially after storms. Just check in with the lifeguards before entering the harbor water.

When the water at ocean beach is relatively calm (which is typical), beginner scuba divers can enter to find sand dollar beds in the shallow sandy bottom.

It is possible to explore west of Cabrillo Ocean Beach by walking on the rocky shoreline toward the bluffs at Point Fermin below the “Sunken City“. This is easiest and safest during lower tides.

3800 Stephen M. White Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Park Name
Cabrillo Beach Park
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees for parking
Volleyball, Scuba Diving, Running, Biking, Walking, Surfing, Fishing, Picnicking, Bonfires
Lifeguards, Restrooms, Showers, Fishing Pier, Picnic Tables, Volleyball Courts, Fire Pits, Grass Park, Playground, Paved Bike Path, Lighthouse
Map of Cabrillo Beach (Ocean Beach), San Pedro
San Pedro, US
9:56 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 57° H: 64°
Feels like 57.87 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 7:51 pm
Humidity 88 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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