Palos Verdes Drop-In Parks
Palos Verdes Drop-In Parks are located throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and this summer is the perfect time to get some fresh air and exercise while visiting them. Palos Verdes homes owners not only have beautiful ocean views to enjoy, but there are plenty of maintained hiking trails throughout the area many of which will lead you to these smaller drop-in parks.
Pictured above is Vista Catalina Park which is on the eastern side of the entry to the Trump National Golf Club. It boasts magnificient views of the Pacific Ocean and the hills of Palos Verdes. The park is located towards the end of Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
Marilyn Ryan Sunset Point Park boasts sweeping ocean views of the coastline and Catalina Island. A dolphin statue, memorial bridge and benches make this an ideal stop to admire the scenery. Dogs must be kept on leash at these parks. The park is located at 1 Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. 90275.
Martingale Trailhead Park provides access to trails serving the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. This park is used by both hikers and equestrians. The park is located at 22 Martingale Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
Pelican Cove which was formerly Pt. Vicente Fishing Access is a 10.5 acre site which features a paved parking lot, a restoom, improved trail to the shoreline and Catalina views. The park is located at 31300 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
Grandview Park is still in the development stage, and has a dirt path leading uphill to the view of the ocean. The park is located at Montemalaga Drive between Via Panorama and Grayslake Road.
Rancho Caninos Dog Park is located within Point Vicente Park/Civic Center, and this dog park has both small and large dog areas, with cedar chip surfaces. There are water faucets and bowls for dogs, shaded and seating areas, a restroom and hand wash station. There is adjacent parking, but the facility is unstaffed and rules are posted. The park is located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
Point Vicente Park/Civic Center is formerly a Nike Missile Base. This park has a sand volleyball court, tennis court and open grassy areas. The park is located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
Rancho Palos Verdes Beach is a stretch of rock and sandy beach located beneath the Trump National Golf Club. It has pristine tide pools and has lifeguards on duty during the summer. Parking is available on the east and west side of the clubhouse. The beach is located at the end of 1 Ocean Trails Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275.
To read my prior article on drop-in parks click here.