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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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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For the price of parking a car, you can search tide pools and get some amazing views of the coastline.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yeah...amazing rocks, and aquariums! Natural aquariums! Do you like sea life? Colorful things? Tiny things? Colorful tiny sea life? Rocks of all weird shapes, patterns, colors? If you say yes to those, this is your type of beach. Don't come if you are looking for sandy beach with pretty girls in bikinis. The trail is steep at some parts. The... More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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