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Paddle boarding along the Palos Verdes coast is an unforgettable adventure. Led by our skilled guide, you will test your core strength while paddling through amazing kelp beds along our shoreline. Gliding above the kelp forest, an endless eco-system often referred to as an underwater rainforest, you will have a unique view of the ever changing ocean landscape. You’ll have the best seat in the house.
Experience tide pooling in a whole new way! You'll begin and end your tour with a robust paddle to reach SACRED COVE, an outstanding tide pool located approximately 2 miles to the east of the resort. After landing at Sacred Cove, spend an hour investigating the wildlife and natural formations before paddling back to Terranea's Beach Cove. The tour covers the normal paddling distance of our traditional guided tour, so expect to see some wildlife along the way!
Experience fishing the kelp forest on a guided kayak excursion. Terranea is located in the middle of two Marine Protected Areas, so you'll begin and end your tour with a decent paddle to reach a fishing permissible area outside that boundary. Your experienced fishing guide will accompany you and bring all of the necessary fishing gear and set you up to fish, and provide any necessary instruction and supervision. No prior kayaking or fishing experience is necessary!
Experience the unique sport of archery on our beach cove with sweeping views of Catalina Island. Our skilled archery instructors will provide you with bow and arrow instruction, followed by shooting practice and games. Archery dates back over 5,000 years and was the preferred hunting method used by the Tongva people, who once inhabited the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Archery is a perfect family activity.
Archery Tag is a unique sport that combines elements of dodgeball and paintball with the timeless skill of archery. Participants team up to compete against each other on the sand of the scenic Terranea Cove. No prior archery skills are necessary. Players take aim at each other with non-lethal arrows to score points or eliminate opposing team members. Archery Tag is perfect family, friends, and coworkers' activity!
Guests of our Southern California resort are introduced, up close and personal, to the beauty and natural history of our working birds of prey including falcons, Harris Hawks, and Eurasian Eagle Owls. Our falconer will show you how to identify these birds in the wild and discuss the important roles they play, not only at Terranea, but in the wider environment as well.
Kids Club makes family vacations in Southern California memorable for our younger guests. While the kids are gone for the day enjoying the club, parents can use this time to relax poolside, unwind at the Spa, enjoy a quiet meal at one of our nine on-property restaurants, set off on an adventure through the The Experience Center or play a round of golf at The Links.
Terranea Resort is home to many beautiful species of plants and animals. Use this guide to explore the property and learn more about the wildlife in the region as well as the history of the resort. This walk has many beautiful photo opportunities. Share your photos with us by using #Terranea.
Self Guided Nature Walk maps are available at pointe discovery or in pdf form at the link below.
The Beach Cove at Terranea is both a marine and geological masterpiece. Carved by nature, the cove is an ideal place to watch dolphins play, sculpt a sandcastle or simply stick your toes in the sand and soak in the sun. In addition to being the home of ocean activities such as kayaking, kayak fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, and archery, the Beach Cove also offers lounge chairs to relax and take in the views. Located a short distance from cielo point along the coastal trails.
Throughout the halls of the resort, guests of Terranea are surrounded by a unique California style of Plein Air painting. Borrowed from the French and meaning “in the open air” this style of painting embraces the beauty of our natural surroundings. Guided by your instructor, we invite you to explore your inner artist and create your own original work of art to take home – the perfect souvenir.
Sit deep in the saddle and let your faithful mount take you through the trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. You will be guided by an experienced trainer, while you take in the surrounding beauty and serenity of nature. This is a family fun activity suitable for all levels of experience. You are sure to create memories to last a lifetime. This is an off-site activity, please see concierge for details.
The Peninsula Racquet Club offers in-house guests the chance to play with spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Cool ocean breezes and California weather make this the perfect year-round activity. Whether you are a social player looking for a friendly game or an advanced player looking for serious competition, we can reserve a complimentary court for you. Located off-property.
For information and to reserve, call 310.265.2861
Harbor Breeze Cruises offers tours of our local harbor and the Pacific Coastline while searching for whales and other sea life. Experienced captains offer comprehensive narration and information about whale migration. Whale watching season for Gray whales spans from December to May. Humpback and Blue whales migrate during the summer months from June to late September. This is an off-site activity, please see concierge for details.