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Cabrillo Beach Recreational Complex

Cabrillo BeachThe Cabrillo Beach Recreational Complex covers 370 acres (150 hectares) located in the Port of Los Angeles West Channel.

Cabrillo Beach

Cabrillo Beach, a popular swimming, fishing and boating area, is the only public beach located within a port complex. Inside the breakwater, the water is calm and relaxing, but just outside is the ocean surf — perfect for those trying to catch some seafood off the fishing pier. A boat launch just off the parking lot offers for convenient summertime fun. For more information, visit Los Angeles County websites beaches.co.la.ca.us or watchthewater.co.la.ca.us.

Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse

Originally built in 1932, the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse is a Mediterranean-style structure and one of the last bathhouses built in Southern California. The building was declared a historic landmark in 1989, and restored and rededicated to the public on October 12, 2002 — its 70th Anniversary. During the Bathhouse's heyday, people from all over Los Angeles would travel to the beach and rent a swimsuit and towel from the Bathhouse for a ten-cent fee. The 26,000 square foot building features shower rooms, life guard facilities, snack bars and an upstairs community meeting room. The Bathhouse is run by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, which offers offers a variety of activities and classes. For more information, call (310) 548-7554, or visit cabrillobeachbathhouse.org.

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Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center

A one-of-a-kind, youth, aquatic center that provides unique aquatics and camping experiences to Southern California youth, giving them self-confidence by exposing them to water safety, rescue methods, care and use of equipment, and physical fitness. For more information, call (310) 831-1984, or visit cabrilloyouthcamp.org.

Cabrillo Way Marina 

Cabrillo Way Marina is a 700-slip marina covering 87 acres of land and water in the West Channel/Cabrillo Beach Recreational Complex, located south of 22nd and Miner streets. The project updated a decades-old marina facility and added about a mile of public waterfront promenade. Construction of the marina began in 2009 and was completed in 2011 at a total cost of $125 million, making it both the largest LA Waterfront and non-terminal construction project at the Port of Los Angeles.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Celebrating more than 60 years of marine education, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an educational, recreational, and research facility devoted to encouraging active public participation to promote knowledge and conservation of the marine life of Southern California. The Aquarium is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, located at 3720 Stephen White Drive in San Pedro. Admission to the Aquarium is free with a suggested admission donation of $5 for adults and $1 for children. Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call (310) 548-7562, or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.

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Doubletree Hotel San Pedro

The Doubletree Hotel San Pedro is nestled between the picturesque Cabrillo Marina and peaceful Cabrillo Beach. Visitors enjoy the San Pedro Sunset, evening harbor lights, late night rolling fog, early morning breeze and hurrying tides. Only six miles from downtown Long Beach and 18 miles from LAX, the Doubletree Hotel San Pedro sits on the serene Cabrillo Marina surrounded by hundreds of sailboats and miles of sandy beaches. This Italian Riviera inspired hotel offers the tranquility and convenience appreciated by business and leisure travelers alike. For more information, call (310) 514-3344, or visit doubletree.hilton.com.

Whale Watching

Whale watching tours are offered during the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale from December to March. For more information, contact the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at (310) 548-7563, or visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.