Interest in travel and photography always keeps me busy on the weekends. I live in Los Angeles, the city with so many beautiful beaches. Today I am going to tell you how to find the Natural Swimming pool of Los Angeles.
What are the things you should check before you make plan to visit:-
- Make sure it is low tide; otherwise, it will be difficult to reach the place.
- Water shoes/sneakers are must.
- Wearing shorts/carrying shorts as to reach out to the natural pool is only through the water.
- Snorkel mask will be ideal if you want to enjoy the little critters in the water.
The place is not very far from the city and located on the cliff of the Palos Verdes.
From CA107/Hawthorne Blvd
- Take left turn on South Palos Verdes Drive and continue for 2.5 miles.
From Palos Verdes drive
- Continue on South Palos Verdes Drive after crossing of Hawthorne Blvd for 2.5 miles.
You will reach the place called Abalone cove. If you would like to use your GPS system the physical address of the place is – 5970 Palos Verdes Drive S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA .
Park your vehicle on the public parking place. The parking rate is $5/hour. There are parking available on street but those are only for half hours. So if you are planning to capture the magnificent blue water, want to enjoy the lovely trail with beautiful flowers and want to dip yourself in the water then please park your vehicle on the public parking place.
Checklists before you start your trail.
There is few more information, which is always good to know:-
- There are large rocks placed along the cliffs to slow erosion but it makes it tough to walk.
- The hike down to the Natural pool is easy if you are in good shape and not easy if you are old or fat or have bad knees. The hike back up is about 2/10s mile huff and its maybe about half a mile from the parking lot to the Natural pool.
- Please leave the sea stars in the water and admire them from a distance.
Follow the trail to the shallow beach and walk carefully as few places where the trail is very steep. On the beach walk carefully as there will be big rocks, walk towards the end of the cliff where it seems the beach has ended. It’s time get into your shorts, open your shows, and get down into water. The water is about knee high in low tide. After you have crossed around 15 feet in water towards the end of the cliff you will find a flat rock, climb on that rock and you can see the lovely cove and the ‘Natural Pool’. The water is so blue you will immediately throw yourself in in this Natural Swimming Pool.
You can admire the little critters in the water, lovely flowers throughout the trails and different sizes and colors of rocks and pebbles for your collection.
If you love photography, it will be a great opportunity to capture beautiful colors of the place. Please enjoy some of the pictures I have captured during my last visit to the place.