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Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Los Angeles County, is also known as Palos Verdes Estates & Rolling Hills Estates. The Portuguese Bend, the ever shifting land mass near the ocean, is geologically unstable & unsuitable for development. The affluent neighborhoods here have some of the best views of Catalina Island & the Los Angeles coastline.

palos verdes, California

elevation: 217'
population: 91,593
zip code: 90274


giant peninsula in the middle of the very developed Los Angeles coastline.

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Palos Verdes

Los Angeles County
N of Long Beach
off I-405


Palos Verdes



  • biking
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • paragliding
  • hang gliding
  • Point Fermin Lighthouse
  • Portuguese Bend
  • swimming
  • golfing
  • Point Vicente Lighthouse (Coast Guard)
  • Seascape Trail
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Rancho Palos Verdes Parks
  • Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve
  • SS Dominator Shipwreck
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center
  • Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
  • Ocean Trails Reserve
  • White Point Nature Preserve
  • description:
    Mansions tucked in the lush hillsides overlooking, the ocean and Santa Monica Bay. Long Beach, Los Angeles Harbor & the South Bay areas of Redondo to Santa Monica. Palos Verdes has hiking in coastal & canyons parks. Beaches, cliffs & picnics on the bluffs. Great place to spend the day away from the city.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Redondo Beach
    Hermosa Beach
    San Pedro
    Long Beach
    Manhattan Beach

    View from the Palos Verdes Golf Club. - Palos Verdes Estates

    Pointe Vicente Lighthouse
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