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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
310.377.1222
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English first
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

rode the bike here and had a nice visit. great views of the ocean from here. nice place to visit and worth taking the time to go here

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Palos Verdes, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Walk along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. Watch the seals play. A great place to view a picturesque sunset.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

One gets a sense of the wildness, potential danger, and incredible beauty of the Pacific and the wildlife at Abalone Cove. Be prepared to wear good walking shoes or shoes with good treads. If you are sure footed, wear shorts. If not, wear long pants. The rocks can be rough and slippery. But the views and potential of seeing shoreline... More

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Another good spot in Palos Verdes - with the advantage of an accessible beach - but not as good as the Point Vicente. The paid parking is a negative aspect, but the views are just as good, but I guess that, because of the beach, this place is a bit more crowded than Point Vicente. The picnic area is not... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Has a great time walking the beach and looking though all of the tide pools. Great views out to Catalina Island.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A great hike and what a great experience to share with family and friends. The sea life is so cool, beautiful and not a lot of people. Great place to have a picnic and watch Urchins and starfish and the occasional Sea Lion. Now you might see Otters

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Beach Day!! with added adventure!! No flip flops!! Canyon beach day!! Amazing. Bring some Sandwiches for the picnic tables just off the $5 a spot parking lot. Bring extra water. You will want to stay awhile, I promise!! Beautiful, Beautiful views of the ocean and tide pools. Many different hikes to take from a meander to almost vertical shale. Great... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Long hard walk down the cliff to get to the ocean. Very isolated, but wonderful ecological area. Not really for swimming, more of a great place to take a hike and have an adventure. Plenty of parking.

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New York City, New York
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I went here with my family during low tide, and it was so much fun! There was great wildlife, and we saw so many sea stars, urchins, and all sorts of creatures. It was really beautiful

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Palos Verdes, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A somewhat challenging hike down to the tidepools, but so many animals and gorgeous scenery. You must go at low-tide!

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