Los Angeles’ own New England fishing village since
1963, Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port of
Los Angeles Main Channel in San Pedro, is a unique
seaside plaza that features souvenir and gift shops,
along with popular and one-of-a-kind restaurants,
tempting sweetshops, fish markets and quick-bite
eateries. In front of the village’s namesake
Ports O’ Call Restaurant stands a statue modeled after
the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, in Gloucester,
With meandering cobblestone walkways weaving through the
15-acre destination, Ports O’ Call is also the
departure point for narrated harbor tours, dinner dance
cruises and whale watching excursions. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner
at one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbor.
Afterward, take a walk along the boardwalk and stop
for a photo with the picturesque harbor backdrop.
Ports O’ Call Village is easy to reach and offers free
parking, a rarity with most oceanfront venues.
Changes to Ports O' Call Village
In 2013, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners called for the redevelopment of the entitled 30-acre waterfront site in the Port of Los Angeles that includes Ports O' Call Village. After a series of public meetings and extensive community input, in 2015, the Port of Los Angeles released its Public Access Investment Plan intended to create a sustainable and predictable approach to the Port’s yearly investment in non-cargo related, public-serving projects and programs. Based on community input, three projects areas affecting Ports O' Call have been identified and will be incorporated into the Port’s planning for its 10-year Capital Improvement Program:
- Paid Parking for Ports O' Call Village Parking and Bluff Parking
- Ports O' Call Promenade and Town Square
- Sampson Way and 7th Street Intersection Improvements