So close, yet out of reach
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Secretive El Sol

So close, yet out of reach
The vacant beach at right is county-owned but remains largely inaccessible to the public (Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman)
Limited access
Reaching El Sol Beach requires a 20-minute walk across slippery, wave-lapped rocks at low tide, a situation that renders the cove essentially closed to the public. (Ken Hively / LAT)
A public strip of beach serves mostly as a private enclave for adjacent property owners, including Michael Eisner, former chief executive of Walt Disney Co., and Gregory J. Bonann, co-creator of the “Baywatch” television series. (Ken Hively / LAT)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said neighborhood opposition didn’t figure into the county’s decision not to open the beach. (Ken Hively / LAT)
The saga of El Sol began in 1974, when the county applied for state park bond money to purchase the land for a public beach park, according to county records. (Ken Hively / LAT)