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Point Vicente Interpretive Center


  1. Benches
  2. Gift Shop
  3. Museum
  4. Parking
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Restrooms
  8. Trails
  9. Wedding Venue
  10. Whale Watching
Park Details
This beautiful park, located adjacent to the Point Vicente Lighthouse, offers recreational and educational opportunities to the public.

The Interpretive Center opened in 1984 with a mission to present and interpret the unique features and history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The almost 10,000 square foot newly expanded Interpretive Center, re-opened on July 15, 2006, features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula, with a special emphasis on the Pacific gray whale. This premier whale watch site provides spectacular opportunities to view the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, from December through April.

Facility Rental
This park, with its stunning ocean view, is located on the cliffs adjacent to the Point Vicente Lighthouse. This natural setting by the sea is a wonderful location for an outdoor wedding, reception or other special event.

Los Serenos de Point Vicente is the city’s volunteer docent organization. The city trains volunteers (docents) to lead tours inside the museum at the Interpretive Center and to lead hikes in several Peninsula locales. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please call the Docent Coordinator at 310-544-5265.

The park grounds may be enjoyed from dawn to dusk. Picnic tables are available, however, fires and barbecues are prohibited at this site. Dogs must be on a leash.

Park Resources
For information on State Marine Conservation Areas and fishing restrictions, click here (PDF).

Please view the park facility rentals document (PDF) for pricing and information.

Click here to be a part of the expansion of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. It's a “whale” of a donation opportunity.


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