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About White Point Beach in Los Angeles, California

White Point Beach is below the steep bluffs at what is officially named “Whites Point” in the San Pedro District of Los Angeles. This small beach isn’t for sunbathing. It’s very popular with scuba divers at high tide and tidepoolers at low tide. It is also a good spot for beachcombing along the rocky shoreline that extends east to the point and around it when possible.

White Point Beach and Royal Palms Beach share the same entrance and are part of a park with their combined names. White Point-Royal Palms Park is located below West Paseo Del Mar between Point Fermin Park and Rancho Palos Verdes. At the bottom of the entrance road (Kay Fiorentino Drive) go left to the White Palms parking area where the beach is at the end (the road to the right goes to Royal Palms Beach).

A park with picnic tables and superb views is at the top of the bluff. The White Point Nature Preserve and Education Center is located across Paseo Del Mar and offers hiking trails around a Cold War Nike Missile Launch Pad and up to a couple concrete military battery gun emplacements.

Kay Fiorentino Dr & W Paseo Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Park Name
White Point - Royal Palms Park, White Point Nature Preserve
Other Names
Whites Beach
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees for parking
Tidepooling, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking
Tide Pools, Lifeguard, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, Trails, Playground, Historic Military Sites
Map of White Point Beach
San Pedro, US
7:49 am, May 28, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 56° H: 61°
Feels like 57.47 °F mist
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 1.25
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 6 km
Sunrise: 5:45 am
Sunset: 7:56 pm
Humidity 92 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Royal Palms Beach

0.3 miles away

Royal Palms Beach is the former site of a hot springs resort in the San Pedro District of Los...

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2 review(s)
Very good0%
June 26, 2023

some of the best tide pools in the LA and Long Beach area. not a lot of sand, it’s mostly small rocks on the beach. Stay back from the cliffs.

June 25, 2023

Used to be free, now it’s paid parking, absurd.