Rancho Palos Verdes Beach is one of the newer drop in parks that Palos Verdes homes owners have the opportunity to visit. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has recently added it to the Recreation & Park List. It is a stretch of rocky and sandy beach of approximately one acre and is located beneath the Trump National Golf Course. The city acquired the beach in 2011 through the golf course’s project entitlements. The water contains rocks and seaweed, and this is not considered a swimming beach. It has, however, pristine tide pools which can be viewed when the tide is low. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.
Parking is available on the east and west side of the clubhouse at Trump National at the public parking lot at the terminus of La Rotanda Drive and along Ocean Trails Drive. Public restrooms are available above the beach outside the Trump Clubhouse. The beach is accessed by the Sunset Trail and Sunrise Trail; both are accessible through Founders Park. Dogs must be on leash and there are no fires allowed.
Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes