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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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Beautiful area!

We went at the height of summer and it was too hot for our young kids. Definitely bring water with... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Rolling Hills Estates, California

It's an intermediate walk from the parking area to the shoreline, but you will be well rewarded... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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“abalone cove”(16 reviews)
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5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5924
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to hike the Abalone Cove Trail but they are revitalizing the area so there were areas you could not get to. Some of the trails were closed too, which was disappointing but what areas we could get to were amazing. The views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We went at the height of summer and it was too hot for our young kids. Definitely bring water with you in the summer! There is a pretty decent elevation change between the parking area and the ocean trails and paths. Several of the hiking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IsaacB1037
Reviewed July 17, 2018

It's an intermediate walk from the parking area to the shoreline, but you will be well rewarded with scenery and critters along the way. If you love, or just like, looking for the ocean's living things, this is a place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank davidkoch2017
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Beautiful trails for walking, although the kids especially enjoyed collecting rocks along the shoreline.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SandyRiver
Reviewed March 23, 2018

A bit of a hike to get down to the shore but well worth it if you enjoy tidal pools...I'm from the northeast where I do a fair amount of tidal pool exploring but everything is bigger, brighter and more beautiful in California!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank johnpw
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Perhaps there usually is sea life in the tidal pools but not on the day we visited and its quite a hike to get down to the rocks...and back up again! Still, we got to watch dolphin swimming just off shore so that was fun...but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Judi-in-touch
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We spent about 3 hours hiking around and playing on the beach. Just gorgeous local, friendly people nice way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank flycatcher06
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I visited this place for my research. I believe that the number of marine animals have been declining gradually.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We went around 2pm, so it was really hot... Beautiful scenery but I think we should have gotten there earlier to see the tide pools and to enjoy the walk in less heat. You definitely need tennis shoes as the walk is steep and very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed August 1, 2017

The trail we took was very steep...roots and rocks were in abundance. Hiked down to the cove and found that the beach consisted of rocks. Saw many families with little kids hiking down and was wondering if they knew this as they appeared to be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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July 12, 2017|
Response from Marz J | Reviewed this property |
There's more tide pool options at abalone much more to see.. best thing to do is check the tide surf. Many more beautiful views and rocky surfaces to check out and explore.
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Partypoodle | Reviewed this property |
The tide pools are amazing. There's a huge area away from the falling rocks, so that won't dampen the experience. I was there just a couple weeks ago and we saw striped crabs, sea hares (sea cucumbers), hermit crabs, birds... More