Explore San Pedro's Sunken City

The Sunken City of broken concrete slabs was once the foundation of an exclusive oceanside neighborhood in San Pedro, California. Colorful graffiti now paints the seaside remnants, and palm trees grow from the crevices in between. The region sits on top of tall cliffs, where jagged rocks jut out from the crashing waves below. In this post, I’ll give you the info you need to visit and show you the amazing spectacle of this dilapidated wonderland.

Details

Free to visit, although technically this location is off-limits to the public. Enter at your own risk, there have been past accidents and even some fatalities.

Free parking around Point Fermin Park

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The History

A gradual landslide forced residents to move out before the area broke off into the ocean. A circular crack that appeared in the earth’s surface was getting larger over time. According to Wikipedia, the owners of the affected homes ended up endorsing a plan for the city to condemn and then purchase their homes so they could evacuate the area. It took many years, but eventually the crack sunk 5 acres of land.

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There are lots of things to climb on, and at times rouge photo shoots and live spray painting is going on.

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The Sunken City has become a place of artistic expression and intrigue. An ever-changing canvas of spray paint against the backdrop of natures wide open ocean.


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