Take highway 101 North from Los Angeles towards Ventura, take Victoria exit towards McGrath State Beach Campground and then go to Channel Island Visitor center. Park and walk East on the beach towards McGrath State Beach Campground.
Peregrine Falcon preening on McGrath State Beach. He was perching on a dead wood on the beach when I saw him. I gave him a wide berth to get to the right light angle of the early morning sun. I approached him cautiously and crawled the last 10 yards or so to within 20 yards of him. He was unperturbed and let me photograph him for a good 30 min.