The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a landform and a geographic sub-region of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, within southwestern Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California. It is located south of the cities of Torrance and Carson, and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and south, and the Port of Los Angeles on the east. The peninsula contains a group of affluent coastal cities in the Palos Verdes Hills, including Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. The peninsula also physically includes the Los Angeles City neighborhood of San Pedro; however, San Pedro lies on flatlands to the east of the Palos Verdes Hills, and is sometimes not considered to be part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, culturally speaking. The Palos Verdes Peninsula can be considered part of the South Bay region of the Los Angeles metro area.