Abalone Cove Shoreline
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features two beaches (Abalone
Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails
crisscrossing the area. You can see sea urchins, sea stars, sea hares
and sea anemones in a pristine tidepool setting but remember, this park
is an Ecological Reserve and
taking of protected animals and marine life is prohibited. Click Here for a photo tour of the preserve.
For a current hike calendar, please click HERE. [Note: Rain cancels].
There is direct access
to a parking lot off Palos Verdes Drive South. Access to Abalone Cove
Beach is by a long trail from the parking lot. To access Sacred Cove,
users must walk along Palos Verdes Drive South to one of two trails
between Portuguese and Inspiration Points. Lifeguards are on duty at
Abalone Cove Beach during summer hours and weekends only. The views of
the ocean and Catalina Island are spectacular. Barbecues, fires, and
dogs are prohibited at this site. Docent-led tours are available by calling
Click HERE for
a PDF* copy of a paper prepared by Docent Cindy Blindbury which gives
a description of the various tide pool creatures found in the Abalone
Cove tide pools.
view a .pdf document, you will need the free Adobe Reader. Click
on the image to download the free program. (Be sure to uncheck
the offer for the Photoshop Starter Edition ~ unless you want it).
|Mon. - Fri.
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
|Sat. & Sun.
||9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Memorial Day - Labor Day (Daily)
|9:00 am - 4:00 pm
||January 1, Thanksgiving day, December 24 & 25
|Parking Lot Fees:
| $5 per car; $15 per bus
No charge for seniors (55+) from
Labor Day through Memorial Day
| 5970 Palos Verdes Drive
South, Rancho Palos Verdes [MAP]