Portuguese Bend Beach Club, Portuguese Bend, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Abstract/Description: Image shows view looking northeast at Portuguese Bend in Rancho Palos Verdes with the Portuguese Bend Beach Club community along the coast line at center. Built on 105 acres by the Palos Verdes Corporation in 1948, the year-round private beach club community included a clubhouse, pool, boating facilities, a 485-foot pier, restaurant, paddle tennis courts, and rental cottages. It hosted dances, swim meets and other tournaments and was a very popular recreational facility. In August 1956, land slippage extending from the coastline to approximately three-quarters of a mile inland destroyed the club facilities, with approximately 145 houses in the community and Portuguese Bend area either destroyed or severely damaged by the landslide.
Subject(s): Coasts--California, Southern
Portuguese Bend (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)
Portuguese Bend Beach Club
Date Created: ca 1955