The Reserve stretches around the bluffs of Lower Point Vicente (6 acres), the Fishing Access property (9 acres), and the habitat areas within the Oceanfront Estates project (69 acres). The area contains rare coastal bluff scrub habitat and unique geological formations including dramatic hexagonal shaped columns of rock formed from black basalt. Trail reconstruction and native plant restoration activities are supported by a California Coastal Conservancy grant with the goal to reduce sedimentation along the state coastline. Monitoring of the Reserve resulted in the discovery of exciting and unexpected colonies of the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly.
Parking areas are available at several points along Palos Verdes Dr. South. See the Vicente Bluffs trail map below for information.
Preserve Rules [PDF:483KB]
Vicente Bluffs Reserve Trails Map [PDF: 2.80MB]
Fishing Access Restoration Plan [PDF: 280KB]