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About Golden Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Golden Cove is a semicircular cove just north of Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. This cove doesn’t have a sandy beach, but it has some of the best tide pools on the PV Peninsula. It is popular for scuba diving and is sometimes called Neptune Cove by divers.

Unfortunately the trail to the beach is steep and exposed in places. This trail begins near the south end of the parking lot on the bluff along Calle Entradero. Signage warns of dangerous conditions and discourages climbing over the railing.

From the bluff you can look down and see the amazing tide pools below. The rocky beach in the cove curls to the south from the tide pools and begs for exploration toward Point Vicente. Walking trails in Vicente Bluffs Reserve follow the bluff from the parking lot toward the Point Vicente Lighthouse in the distance.

19 Calle Entradero
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Park Name
Vicente Bluffs Reserve
Other Names
Neptune Cove
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking
Tidepooling, Walking, Beach Exploration, Scuba Diving, Fishing
Tide Pools, Walking Trails, No Facilities
Rancho Palos Verdes, US
7:04 am, March 26, 2023
temperature icon 51°F
L: 51° H: 57°
Feels like 47.5 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:49 am
Sunset: 7:09 pm
Humidity 43 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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