Sunken City – San Pedro – California
Sunken City San Pedro is an amazing place to take a little day trip to. In 1929 this place became known as the Sunken City San Pedro due to this region of coastline sinking into the Pacific Ocean. Since, Sunken City San Pedro has been a popular destination for tourists to come see what remains of the mansions that were once along this beautiful coastline. With all the tourists, however, TRASH has become quite a problem here at Sunken City San Pedro and that was the first thing I noticed. Typically I try to get all the shots I can to make the places I travel to look as beautiful as possible, but I can’t any longer. People, when we go to these beautiful places we need to bring out as much or more trash than we bring in or there won’t be any more beautiful places.
Don’t get me wrong this place is most definitely worth the trip, we just need to come together and keep our planet clean. Maybe bring a bag that you can pick up some trash along your hike through the Sunken City San Pedro.
How to get to Sunken City San Pedro
After you follow, most likely Siri’s driving instructions, there are three different places you can park. One is the easiest and most popular place to park because it offers the easiest way to get in. Here are the three parking places marked in order from easiest to hardest way to get in.
We just followed Siri’s directions to the Sunken City San Pedro trailhead, but instead, type in Walker’s Cafe and that will take you to where you should park. (Which is where I set the endpoint on the embedded map above) Here are some bird’s eye view shots of where to park in relation to Sunken City San Pedro.
The street there on the left offers the easiest way in.
The second spot, which is a moderately easy way in is off Carolina Street and is found on the right side of that picture above. You hike for about two minutes down the Sunken City San Pedro trail and on your right, you will find this hole dug under the fence. (It is easier than you think)
The last entrance point and the hardest to get in, but still possible is found here.
You get to climb over a short fence, but the top is quite sharp and could get a bit dangerous.
What to expect at Sunken City San Pedro
Sunken City San Pedro is a stretch of coastline that naturally began to sink and had to be evacuated. It took quite some time for this place to fully sink so there was ample time to get everyone out and save most things in their respected homes. All that is left now is a sunken down part of coastline covered with slabs of concrete, old roads, and palm trees jutting out. Lots of graffiti covers the entirety of the Sunken City San Pedro and it is actually artistic and looks very cool. Graffiti is nice when it isn’t just gang bangers trying to claim their territory.
You can easily spend a couple of hours at Sunken City San Pedro and stay for the sunset. Some things to take into consideration are the fact that Sunken City San Pedro is actually not open to the public and has no trespassing signs all over.
Don’t be alarmed when you see these, people have been trespassing this area for over 50 years and you will find at least 20 plus people there trespassing with you. If only everyone would pick up some trash once in a while Sunken City San Pedro would be a much more beautiful place. I also must warn you all l before you visit Sunken City San Pedro, this place does have about five deaths a year and can be dangerous since it is along a cliff. Honestly, in my opinion, it isn’t too dangerous, and by the looks of it, it seems that there is a lot of drinking, weed smoking, and possibly other drugs being consumed there and that could be a massive part of why it could be dangerous. Just be careful and don’t get too close to the edge of the cliff and you will be fine on your journey to Sunken City San Pedro.
What else is there to do in the area?
There are many other activities in the area other than Sunken City San Pedro itself. There are trails all over which offer a beautiful view of the ocean, harbor, and the port which is all right there.
There is the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium which is a really nice place to visit and I went there all the time as a kid. You will also find the Korean Friendship Bell that is just a short drive or walk from Sunken City.
Before we headed to the Sunken City we were hungry and went to a spot that has been around for over 20+ years, Busy Bee. It is a great spot to hit before heading to Sunken City because not only do they have delicious sandwiches.. apparently, “The Best Sandwich in Town”, but it is also a mini mart that has snacks and even beers if you want one to enjoy with your sandwich at the Sunken City.. DON’T LEAVE YOUR TRASH.
Well, guys, that’s all! I really hope you make the trip out to see Sunken City San Pedro and I know if you do you will have a fantastic time. Please be sure to bring out more trash than you bring in and let’s make this place clean again. The more people see you picking up trash the less they will litter and in fact, they may start picking up trash as well. Let’s do our part in keeping this planet beautiful everyone, it can’t reverse our mistakes on its own.
Thank you all for reading my blog and I truly hope that it will help out with your adventure to Sunken City. As always, have an amazing day and remember, you don’t HAVE TO, you GET TO.