Lunada Bay is a small bay in the Palos Verdes Estates area between Resort Point to the south and Palos Verdes Point (also known as Rocky Point) to the north. It’s probably best known for surfing, although it’s not a novice surfer area and localism is strong here so it’s best to surf with someone from the area. The access trails to Lunada Bay Beach are very steep and exposed. It’s not for the faint of heart. Good shoes are a must. Traverse at your own risk.
The beach below is rocky and has some tide pools to explore at low tides. Around the north point is the rusting shipwreck of the SS Dominator, a freighter that ran ashore March 13, 1961 due to a navigational error while lost in fog. Its remains can still be seen today and serves as a point of interest for hikers and kayakers.
The grassy bluff above Lunada Bay has a trail and fantastic views of the ocean and Catalina Island on a clear day. Street parking is available along the shoulder of Paseo Del Mar.