Palos Verdes – A Sanctuary for the Weary Soul

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“Sometimes solitude is one of the most beautiful things on earth.” – Bukowski

Someone close to my heart took me to Palos Verdes a long time ago. Close to a decade if you want me to be specific. The memory stayed with me. I decided another visit was long overdue since I was going to be in the area for the day anyway. Besides, it’s always fun to create new memories right?

It was a Sunday morning and I drove early to avoid traffic and crowds. I decided to check out Point Vicente Lighthouse. The park only had a few people and the parking was free. It’s not a real hike. More like a walking path that shows you the view of the lighthouse and the ocean. It was gorgeous and exactly what I expected. There were picnic tables and benches everywhere which is good if you plan on spending a couple of hours there to relax.

After enjoying the views of Point Vicente Lighthouse. I went to Wayfarer’s Chapel. A church made out of glass nestled on a cliff with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The architecture is unique and spectacular and the garden is lovely and serene. You have to visit this place if ever you’re in Palos Verdes. It truly is a hidden gem.


My tips for this trip:

1. Go early to avoid traffic and crowds.
2. Parking is free in both places.
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42 Comments Add yours

  1. mymindlessdrivel says:

    I’ve gone to San Pedro many times, but wasn’t aware of this gem. Looks like I need to take a road trip! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Bel says:

      So much to see in that area! Let me know before you go so I can give you a list of places to visit. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Pam says:

    Happy memories! That church is awesome!

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it is! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. yaasotaa says:

    Welcome and nice to meet you..have a nice day๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Bel says:

      Have a great day as well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Bel says:

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Have missed your posts, good to hear from you again! Beautiful coast, is this in California?

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    1. Bel says:

      Yes it is a city in Los Angeles County. One of my favorite places here. Sorry I havenโ€™t posted as much. I will try to get back to it. So much to see and write about but so little time ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you for your comment!

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  5. Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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    1. Bel says:

      Youโ€™re welcome! Thanks as well. Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. This looks like a lovely place to soak in the beauty and solitude Bel. I’m glad you could refresh your spirits and share with us. Hugs…

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    1. Bel says:

      Hi, Brad! Thanks. We all need a place to refresh our spirits and feel renewed once again. Itโ€™s a tough world we live in and itโ€™s easy to forget the beauty that surrounds us.๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Agreed on all accounts Bel. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Nadya B says:

    You were in my neck of the woods! I live about 20 minutes away from that spot!

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    1. Bel says:

      Are you lucky or what? I love it there. I want to live in that area. Itโ€™s so pretty. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Nadya B says:

        Funny you say that. The very first time I came to California it was in this area and I was like – who are the lucky people who can afford to live here? I lived in Georgia at the time. Two years later I was one of those lucky people. Funny how life works out sometimes! I really love it here and I wouldn’t live anywhere else if I can help it. You can do it, too!

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      2. Bel says:

        Itโ€™s so chill and I think Iโ€™d probably never even leave the area if I was there. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe someday….๐Ÿ˜Š

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      3. Nadya B says:

        The struggle is real. We don’t call it “the bubble” for nothing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      4. Bel says:

        You got that right ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Beautiful, Bel. The view of the lighthouse is lovely and the glass church is stunning. What a peaceful place. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Bel says:

      Hi, Diana! Thanks for dropping by. Always appreciate your comments. I always find lighthouses so romantic. The glass church was nestled above the hill with views that were breathtaking no wonder this is a popular place for weddings ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. buddy71 says:

    its been many years since i have been out that way and it really isnt far from me (a couple hour drive). one place i would go is the buddhist bell. thanks for the reminders of this place.

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    1. Bel says:

      Youโ€™re welcome! Iโ€™m glad it brought back nice memories for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. betty11 says:

    Thatโ€™s a place that I would really like to visit!Your pictures are great too!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Bel says:

      Thank you! Iโ€™m sure youโ€™d love it as much as I did. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Oh yes… solitude โค๏ธ
    And what a beautiful walk! Iโ€™d love to do this some day. Thanks.

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    1. Bel says:

      Nothing beats having some alone time to think and appreciate the beauty nature has to offer. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. One of my favorite things… being alone in nature

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      2. Bel says:

        I totally agree. โค๏ธ

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  12. sosparkly says:

    I am so glad to see these photos right now. Solitude is a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy…

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    1. Bel says:

      I enjoy it way too much ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you!

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  13. c17princess says:

    Palos Verdes is a gorgeous place

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    1. Bel says:

      I wish I could afford to live there ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. c17princess says:

        Same. Maybe one day ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      2. Bel says:

        Weโ€™d be neighbors ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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