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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

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 310-544-5309.

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. 

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Park Hours:
Mon. - Fri.

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Sat. & Sun. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
          Summer Park Hours
Memorial Day - Labor Day  (Daily)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed 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
Location/Contact
     5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes [MAP]
     310-377-1222
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