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Lovely beaches and a break from the touristy crowds

Found this by looking at the map after visiting the USS Iowa. Our kids were begging for more beach... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Surprisingly lovely beach

We stayed in San Pedro for an event and were under the impression that it was a pretty industrial... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 Aug 2018
“Lovely beaches and a break from the touristy crowds”
6 Aug 2018
“Great location”
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful beach but it gets really crowded on the weekends. Best to go during the week if you can. The only downside is the pay for parking meters. They are hard to figure out.

1  Thank compcrzy
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Found this by looking at the map after visiting the USS Iowa. Our kids were begging for more beach time. We were really happy we found this beach. It's basically two types of beach right across from each other. One side is on the ocean...More

Thank gypsymamma
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Our hotel has this beach listed as a “place to see”. They might want to rethink that for tourists. It is very much a locals hangout. It’s probably not the best image that the tourist industry wants to put out. We quickly took pictures and...More

Thank michelebC9104GZ
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Very much a locals hang out park or picnic gathering. The water is not great, I did not swim in it. The beach was ok to catch a few rays. Good play area for the kids.

Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed in San Pedro for an event and were under the impression that it was a pretty industrial area (which usually means ugly and dirty). We decided to have a post-breakfast walk to the sea front before leaving 'just because', and I'm so glad...More

4  Thank Natflash
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hi, Wouldn't recommend this beach at all for sunbathing or swimming as both the sand and water are not clean. Additionally as a warning to people with little kids who might play in the shallow water, I was there a few weeks ago and was...More

Thank zumanbabe
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Seemingly a local hangout, we wandered upon it and loved it! Parking is the best we found, $1 per hour. Not too crowded. But oh my, was it cold!

1  Thank Becki N
Reviewed 21 July 2016

As a first time visitor of Cali, I had high expectations for the beaches and Cabrillo exceeded them! I was there at night, and even then, it was pretty serene and beautiful. The water was glistening and the sand was cool. All you needed was...More

2  Thank AndreChiCT
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Not exactly what I'd call a swimmer beach, or a shell collector, or a sun bathing...but it is less crowded than most and it's convenient if you dont want to travel far. Nice place to watch the shipping and enjoy a picnic. Pack it with...More

2  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I went with a few friends had no idea there was a parking meter, a little hidden. Beach is a little dirty not many people kind of quiet. Would recommend on taking food as there aren't many options or places to get something! Kind of...More

Thank AnthonyG3543
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29 September 2016|
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Response from AndreChiCT | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure, I wasn't told of anything that bites and also didn't go into the water far enough to find out.
13 July 2016|
Response from fmattship | Reviewed this property |
I saw fire pits on the beach. Closes at dusk. You don't want to be in that area after dark unless your there to meet drug dealer.