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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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Picturesque

This is a family favorite. It's an awesome beautiful retreat. I don't have to drive to Malibu! I love the picturesque cliffs! The hike down to the tide pools is easy and great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a family favorite. It's an awesome beautiful retreat. I don't have to drive to Malibu! I love the picturesque cliffs! The hike down to the tide pools is easy and great. There's always something to see. On my last visit, I went on a 2 hour trail walk with a friend. We walked over rocks, the sandy shore,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve - Excellent! Just an outstanding beach area, quite and beautiful, what a combination!

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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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