Sunken City

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500 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731

33.705860, -118.289603

Hike: there is about a mile of exploring   Level: moderate

Dog-Friendly: No    Kid-Friendly: Yes

About the Sunken City

The Sunken City is the aftermath of a devastating landslide that occurred along a cliffside in San Pedro in 1929.

A developer named George Peck built bungalows along the cliff to attract people into buying the exclusive ocean-front homes.  Little by little the land around them began to crumble until it all went tumbling below.

While you’re in the area, make sure to visit the Korean Friendship Bell nearby!

Investigators of the incident claim that the ground was shifting at a rate of 11 inches per day before the landslide occurred.

Most of the homes were saved and relocated, except for two which slid into the ocean. Part of the adjoining Point Fermin Park also fell into the ocean.

Today the Sunken City sits like a post-apocalyptic wonderland for explorers and adventurers alike.  I’m shocked that after all this time it still remains, but so happy that we still get to explore this insane area!

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  1. Dalton
    May 11, 2017
  2. Hayden
    May 11, 2017

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