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About Christmas Tree Cove in Palos Verdes Estates, California

Christmas Tree Cove is a rocky cove that straddles the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates, CA. The cove doesn’t have a sandy beach, but it does have a remote feeling shoreline that is worth exploring.

This spot is mostly a scuba diving and snorkeling destination, however beachcombers and adventurous souls can come down here to explore around. Tide pools can be seen at low tide south of the cove.

The trail down is quite steep and should only be attempted with good shoes and light loads. That said, scuba divers carry cumbersome tanks down to this spot regularly. This bluff and the trail are known to erode so be very careful if you decide to go down.

You’ll find the start of the trail at the intersection of Paseo Del Mar and Via Neve. Street parking is available.

Paseo Del Mar and Via Neve
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90275
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free street parking
Scuba Diving, Beach Exploration, Tidepooling, Snorkeling, Fishing
Tide Pools, No Facilities
Map of Christmas Tree Cove
Rancho Palos Verdes, US
5:13 pm, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 64°F
L: 58° H: 64°
Feels like 63.23 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 2.48
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:46 am
Sunset: 7:55 pm
Humidity 74 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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