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The pathway winds through a grove of palm trees at Royal Palms State Beach at White Point, located at 1799 Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. White Point is a popular coastal destination year round and is home to some of the most diverse tide pools in Southern California. The tide pools extend about a mile south of White Point to Point Fermin Park. At the turn of the century, this secluded cove was settled by immigrant fishermen who were attracted by the vast beds of abalone off the peninsula. Later, the discovery of geothermal sulfur hot springs brought the development of an ocean-side health spa and resort. An earthquake in the 1930's all but closed off the springs. In more recent years, the favorite activity in this busy area is trying to find sea slugs and octopus among the large rock benches and deep pools.
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00071537 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection San Pedro-Beaches-Royal Palms State Beach.; A-002-415 4x5 (Additional print) CARL0000074718 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114110
Beaches--California--San Pedro (Los Angeles) Palms--California--Los Angeles San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.) Royal Palms State Beach (Calif.)