Point Fermin Park Beach in Los Angeles, California
Point Fermin Beach is below the steep bluffs of Point Fermin Park and Lighthouse in the San Pedro District of Los Angeles. The beach here isn’t sandy, but the rocky beach offers great beachcombing and tide pools to explore. There are two trails that go down to this rocky beach from the west end of the park along Paseo Del Mar, one at Leland Street and one that begins at Meyler Street or Roxbury Street. The city-owned and county-operated Point Fermin Park has a lighthouse, grass park, nice facilities, and excellent ocean views but there is no beach access from there. Tours of the Point Fermin Lighthouse are offered several days per week in the afternoons. See their website for more info.
On the east side of the point is the infamous Sunken City, the site of a large landslide that is now just left over chunks of concrete covered in graffiti. It’s possible to climb over the park wall and enter this area, but it is signed “No Trespassing” and the police do monitor the area and give out citations. Access to the rocky beach below Sunken City is possible and legal from Cabrillo Beach (avoid high tide).
Parking for Point Fermin Park is all along Paseo Del Mar. Across Paseo Del Mar and on Gaffey Street are parking lots with access to Fort MacArthur Museum, Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site, Joan Milke Flores Park, and Angels Gate Park (including the Korean Friendship Bell) which has amazing views of the area. Next to Point Fermin Park there is a biker-friendly restaurant named Walker’s Cafe. Harleys and other motorcycles are often lined up outside this spot.
807 Paseo Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90731
- Park Name
- Point Fermin Park
- City Park
- Tidepooling, Whale Watching, Beachcombing, Walking, Picnicking, Biking
- Lighthouse, Grass Park, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Kids Play Area, Walking Trail, Paved Bike Trail, Restrooms, Tide Pools
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on the beach, leashed dogs ok in the park