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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

#5 of 9 things to do in Rancho Palos Verdes Features Animals
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
+1 310-377-1222
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Fascinating Place to Visit

My kids always love coming here while on vacation. When your from Ohio you don't get a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike T
Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States
Best hiking trails ever!

Tons of breathtaking views and trails! Some trails more difficult then others depending on your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marz J
Redondo Beach, California
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“tide pools” (25 reviews)
“low tide” (13 reviews)
“abalone cove” (14 reviews)
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5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
+1 310-377-1222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids always love coming here while on vacation. When your from Ohio you don't get a lot of chances to experience sea life. We usually spend around 90 minutes hiking around here. The tide pools are the greatest things to explore. Highly recommend!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of breathtaking views and trails! Some trails more difficult then others depending on your hiking ability. There's some easy trails up top but the more difficult ones are at the middle on the way down. Need plenty of water cause they can get tiresome....More

Thank Marz J
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A nice spot at the water to get away and relax with your best friend. Take a picnic basket and folding chair, sit back and enjoy the beautiful view and the peace and quiet that surrounds you. We have the same view from our home...More

Thank Bobbette A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Pack a lunch (or at least a bottle of water) and enjoy secure (paid) parking while hiking the bluffs and quiet beach. A mid-week morning visit and you'll have the park nearly to yourself - a rare treat in crowded Southern California. I bring all...More

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 24 March 2017

When we were visiting LA, a friend who lives in San Pedro took us here to go for a hike and to explore the local flora and fauna. Wow. If you are in the area, this is a must visit. And as a local, a...More

Thank jemcannu
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great drive in Palos Verdes. Always easy parking and never crowded. I hiked down a small driveway to get to the beach. It was very peaceful and not too many people there at low tide. The best time to find sea treasures are at low...More

1  Thank jodymermaid
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I went out on this venture by myself and I couldn't have been happier. The hike down to the water was a breeze and it was amazing to see the view at the different heights as you descend. There was about twenty people enjoying the...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a way to get up close and see star fish. Make sure you go at low tide! Take your camera as there are seals, Whales, dolphins swimming by!

1  Thank marge m
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The trails along you might get some blisters if you don't wear the right shoes the tide pools have everything bring a camera bring some friends enjoy your day

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I liked this place better about 20 years ago when it was popular for gays and nudists; Nowadays it's like a lonely ghost beach with no one to talk to, and the people that do arrive are sometimes scary. On the plus side, it is...More

Thank lonelyG111
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12 July 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.
8 July 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