Address: 1799 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA
Did you know there was a beachfront hot springs resort below the bluffs of San Pedro?
In the early 1900’s a sulfur hot spring was discovered there by Japanese brothers Tojuro & Tamiji Tagami. Together with Ramon Sepulveda, they built a flourishing seaside escape with hotel, restaurant, gaming, bathhouse, saltwater pool, and more. The resort thrived during the 1920’s, especially among Japanese-Americans, newlyweds, and health enthusiasts, but closed in the late 1930’s due to a series of unfortunate events, including an earthquake, the Depression, and land rights. Several remnants still exist today and the location itself offers postcard-perfect picnicking, good surf, tide pools, and classic California, sun-kissed vibes.
Click Here to read a 1992 LA Times article on the site’s history.