Sunday, February 04, 2007

Sea cave at Portuguese Point in Palos Verdes

Yesterday my younger sister, her husband, and I took a short hike down to a sea cave at the base of Portuguese Point in Palos Verdes. You can find information on where to park and where the trailhead is at this site here. We arrived at low tide, which revealed many tidepools near the water, where we saw a lot of starfish, anemones, hermit crabs, sea urchins, and other animals. Around the base of the cliffs at the point, there's sort of a rock bench forming a flat apron around the base of the point that was just a few feet above sea level while we were there. Approach the sea cave from the east side of the point, because when you walk around to the other side of the point, you'll see that there's a 20-foot-wide notch in the bench forming the channel for the water to come in to the sea cave, and there's no way for you to cross that.

There were several fishermen catching fish in the ocean; interestingly, some of them were keeping the fish they had caught in tidepools rather than buckets.

Here are some photos; you can see the complete set here.


At Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 6:30:00 PM PST, Anonymous doafy said...

BTW, I totally did not recognize myself in that pic of me walking up the hill. My hair is so short!


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