ANGELS GATE PARK
Angels Gate Cultural Center Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, with notable views of ocean, harbor and hills, the Center presents a year-round schedule of gallery exhibitions, classes and international residencies. In addition, the Center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists, including musicians, ceramists, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, printmakers and jewelers.
Korean Bell of Friendship Incredible views abound from the site high on the hill overlooking Santa Catalina Island where this 17 ton bell stands. The bell was a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of Los Angeles in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States. The bell is rung four times each year: July 4, August 15, September (Constitution Week), and December 31.
International Bird Rescue Research Center The Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, is a 10,000 square foot facility designed to house up to 1,000 birds at a time. It also houses an education program and aquatic bird rehabilitation program. An estimated 40,000 schoolchildren visit the facility annually. Because wild birds are scared easily, the general public isn’t allowed to wander through the rehabilitation center. There is a public education area where you can watch TV monitors of the outside bird pools and a gift area.
Marine Mammal Care Center A hospital for ill, injured and orphaned marine mammals, primarily California sea lions, northern elephant seals, harbor seals and northern fur seals. The Care Center is involved in the education of students, school teachers and the general public. Animal care can be viewed from the fence line. Staff and volunteers answer questions and explain the purpose and general operations of the Center. The center and gift shop is open for visitors during daylight hours.
Fort MacArthur Museum The Museum was established in 1985, and is housed in the corridors and galleries of historic Battery Osgood-Farley. The Fort MacArthur Reservations hold an important collection of historical structures which were part of the U.S. Army’s role in the defense of the American continental coastline from invasion.
- Upper Reservation – Located in the Palisades, now Angels Gate Park.
- Middle Reservation – Now Air Force housing along Pacific St.
- Lower Reservation – Buildings removed and area dredged for the Cabrillo Marina.
LOOKOUT POINT – Gaffey Street. Views from San Diego to San Bernardino.
POINT FERMIN LIGHTHOUSE Built in 1874, the Point Fermin Lighthouse is an early Victorian Stick Style on the National Register of Historic Places. On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed and the coast was blacked out for fear of being a beacon to enemy ships and planes. Sadly, the light was never to be lit again. Open for tours.
WHITE POINT NATURE PRESERVE The 102-acre White Point Nature Preserve was preserved as natural open space in December 1999. It features acres of coastal habitat on a scenic site overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island. A half-mile handicapped accessible pathway circles the wildflower grasslands on the flatter areas, while trails crisscross the slopes covered with coastal sage scrub habitat. Interpretive signage explaining the restoration efforts and the unique history of the site are located along the trails. In the future, there will be a nature center and demonstration garden.
ROYAL PALMS STATE BEACH Tide pools with sea anemones and starfish, swimming, diving, surfing, picnic tables, and restrooms can all be found at Royal Palms below White Point Bluff Park.