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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone Number: 310.377.1222
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful place!

There is about a 10 minute hike down to the water.... but well worth it. Plenty of hermit crabs and other sea life that would be difficult to miss. All kinds of tiny crabs were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There is about a 10 minute hike down to the water.... but well worth it. Plenty of hermit crabs and other sea life that would be difficult to miss. All kinds of tiny crabs were everywhere! Also, a nice and clean, small, sandy beach that the kids can play on. And there is a shower near the lifeguard tower to... More 

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los angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

this is one of those places to just sit there and relax, then walk around and be amazed by the beauty of it...totally recommend you to visit and take time to enjoy this place. please make sure you leave your own spot neat and clean! :) thanks...

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I loved this place for so many reasons. It's beautiful everywhere you look, there are all kinds of places to explore and there is a life guard and shower on one end which made it easy to let our kids splash in the surf with confidence. Lots of fun, sun and some science and exploring too. One thing to note... More 

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New York, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved my hike today. We round our way around the boulders and saw lots of fossils and different strata on the way down. The steep incline gave your calves a good workout. Happy I listened to the reviews about wearing sturdy tennis shoes. Lots of loose gravel and rocky inclines on way to the tide pools. Make sure you read... More 

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped while driving by and what a treat! We weren't prepared to get in the water but did walk the trail down towards the water which is easy to walk but sandy. You can do it cautiously in flipflops. Plenty of parking ($5) and clean bathrooms. Fantastic views, and we're looking forward to coming back and exploring the coves!!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Now, when i was first planning my trip to LA I didn't include places like this. Sure Venice Beach was on the list, but this is WAYYYY better. We accidently parked in the archery range but they kindly asked us not to next time. So, go to the 5 dollar parking. the beach is rocky and you need to be... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stopped to checkout Abalone Cove on a whim. I really wanted to checkout the tide pools but had no idea what to expect. I didn't do my research! Here is some info: -Parking is $5 -Short hike is required to access the tide pools and shore I didn't make it to the tide pools this trip, but I did... More 

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Pebble Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

GET the tide table! GO at low tide with appropriate footwear (it's worth investing in a cheap pair of fisherman's boots) and explore the tidal zone. On this visit, I saw purple urchin, a purple sea hare, electric blue anemone, chitons, hermit crabs, other crabs, assorted fish, and much more.

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Watertown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

what a place to go make sure you wear sturdy shoes there is a little hike down from the parking lot to the beach but then there are two areas for tide pool viewing one small area close by and one larger area about a quarter mile to the point both have plenty of critters for viewing remember only use... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Abalone Cove is a good place to go explore without worrying about getting lost. it's a short decline hike to the beach area. There are other hiking trails that lead to the cliff above the "cave" The payoff of getting down to this part of the shore is worth every moment. The rocks, the sea life, the breeze and the... More 

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Additional Information about Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

Address: Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone Number: 310.377.1222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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