Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

As a child growing up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, I surrounded by natural beauty everyday. I enjoyed the views when I was young, but didn’t learn to fully appreciate them until I became an adult. Now the area is still my happy place, where I go to soak in the beauty, fresh air and good feelings.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

For years, I enjoyed spending time at Marineland. When it closed down, the community was concerned about what would become of this beautiful space that we all loved. We heard many rumors of development over the years and I was wary when I heard that there would be a luxury resort on the old Marineland property.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Fortunately, Terranea was developed with the public in mind. The resort is amazing and the public still has access to trails and stunning views of the rugged coastline, Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and open sky.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

At the upper part of the property, there is a free public parking lot and some street parking. You can also drive a little further down for valet parking for $20 or $10 with validation. I opted to valet and got my parking validated when I ate at Nelson’s oceanfront restaurant.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

After my meal, I explored the trails along the cliffs and around the property. They are maintained well, so it can be an easy walk on even terrain. Much of it would be suitable for someone with a wheelchair. There are some benches and picnic tables for those who need a break or for those who just want to sit and enjoy the scenery. You’ll even find a few telescopes, that would be especially helpful for whale watching.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

As the sun was going down, I settled in at a viewing area at the north end of the resort. We had a good view of the sky, Catalina and the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse. A storm was brewing, so the clouds were lovely.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

We also got an extra treat as a group of vintage small planes came in low and circled around the resort. There were also some ultralight hang gliders flying back and forth along the coastline.

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Sunset at Terranea was spectacular. I love that they did such a great job of developing a beautiful resort while still allowing public access to this special place. Yes, I will be back!

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

50 comments for “Sunset at Terranea in Palos Verdes

  1. Jeffrey
    February 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Such a scenic place. i’d love to photograph it.

  2. katklaw777
    February 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I do luv a good sunset…neat place!

  3. Cynthia C
    February 5, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Lovely! I’d love to visit.

  4. elizabeth miller
    February 5, 2017 at 8:17 am

    this is absolutely beautiful. I wish we could get a break to go somewhere like this.

  5. Mia
    February 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Would love to take a sunset walk there. So beautiful and natural.

  6. Marilyn Nawara
    February 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures – love the sunset ones the best. Would love to visit here someday.

    February 6, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Oh my what a gorgeous view

  8. Kim O
    February 6, 2017 at 6:47 am

    beautiful view

  9. shannon fowler
    February 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This is gorgeous! Its been so long since I have been to california. I need to go back soon.

  10. ann hengst
    February 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Beautiful ocean pictures and views to relax and enjoy in.

  11. Barrie
    February 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Very beautiful. Perfect for an evening coffee and relaxing time!

  12. February 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I haven’t been to Terranea, but I love walking along the cliffs above the ocean. It’s always so gorgeous and there are always a lot of people taking advantage!

  13. Kim K
    February 12, 2017 at 10:42 am

    What a beautiful place. I wish I could visit there.

  14. Saki AB
    February 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, So beautiful! I love to visit there someday.

  15. Jeffrey
    March 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Such scenic views!

  16. Allyson Becker
    March 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

    That is what I call a picture perfect sunset! So jealous!

  17. Charlene Underhill
    March 31, 2017 at 8:09 am


  18. Jeffrey
    April 1, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I’d love to see the sunset from here.

  19. Donna B
    April 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Stunning pictures! Beautiful area.

  20. Maryann D.
    April 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

    The photos are lovely. I would love to visit for my anniversary!

  21. Jeffrey
    April 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Such a nice view!

  22. Jeffrey
    May 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Terranea in Palos Verdes has magnificent views!

  23. Jeffrey
    May 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I’d love to see a sunrise at this location.

  24. Calvin F.
    June 6, 2017 at 11:51 am

    What a beautiful sunset.

  25. jen Ha
    June 14, 2017 at 1:03 am

    A very lovely View of the sunset!

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