This small pocket park in San Pedro may not be much more than a parking lot, but the views definitely make up for it. Enjoy panoramic views from the industrial landscape of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the East to the majestic island view of Catalina to the South.
Bring a sandwich and enjoy your lunch as you watch the ships roll in. According to the Port of Los Angeles website, over 2000 ships call to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) every year. POLA is ranked #1 in the U.S. in Container Volume (since 2000) and is #19 in the world. It’s #9 in the world when combined with the neighboring Port of Long Beach. LA/LB Ports comprise the San Pedro Bay Port Complex.
Lookout Park’s main feature is its viewpoint. The public can look at the harbor through paid telescopes.
A couple quarters will get you a close up view of the harbor for a few minutes.
Like many other San Pedro hot spots, Lookout Point Park has been caught on film. A pivotal scene from the movie Crash was filmed here with Matt Dillon. Nearby, Angel’s Gate Park has been used for filming The Usual Suspects, Pearl Harbor, and television show The O.C., and neighboring Point Fermin Park hosted a wedding scene for 500 Days of Summer. Check out other South Bay filming locations.
Any questions can be answered by calling the number listed below and speaking to the acting park maintenance supervisor.