Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens

GPS Coordinates

32.857279, -117.257606 (Entry)

Nearest Cross Street

Calle Frescota & Camino Del Oro

Skill Level


Entry / Exit

Enter water in front of the main Life Guard Tower north of Kellogg Park on Calle Frescota Rd. Pay attention to the swim/ surf flag and enter water on the south side of flag. On your way out shuffle feet to avoid stepping on sting rays.

When done with your dive take a heading of 100° towards shore. Be careful while in the shallows for surfers, kayakers overhead and sting rays in the sand.

Site Description

As you kick out, keep just south of the Life Guard Tower.


Descent-Depth: 45-55ft onto Sand Dollar Beds/Crap Patch

Life Guard Tower: 90°

Restrooms: 120°

White House (south of Marine Room): 170°

End of Pier: 10°

After descending navigate west until you reach the saddle of canyon then follow canyon edge south (210°) until you reach the sloping cliff face at a depth around 60-80ft.

After reaching the Secret Garden you may encounter gorgonian coral, sheep crab, sheephead fish, kelp fish, nudibranchs, turbot, flounder, bat rays, lobster, white fish and more...

Swell Considerations

Always pay attention to surf conditions and dive within the level of your training and conditions allow.