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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone Number: 310.377.1222
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Watertown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So nice to walk here....gorgeous views. Try to time it when the carpark is not full of tourist buses!

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Los Angeles California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

when the tide is down is great for kids in scout outings or family outings. take sturdy shoes or extra pair of shoes to walk on the rocky shoreline

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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Palos Verdes Peninsula has some of the most beautiful sea viewing locations in the South bay. Keep your eyes open on the trail going down to the shore. The shore is rocky. Not a place for a picnic or small kids. Also, Not a place to go swimming- very rough. You can "get away" there and enjoy the view... More 

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very frustrating visit. The beach is beautiful because it is different from other beaches, but you'll have a greater experience just looking at pictures. It is almost impossible to see the "cove" and the hiking trails are poorly signalized. My advice? Don't waste your time.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been to abalone coves before but this was amazing... the wildlife and views were both breathtaking.

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Dublin, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a can't-miss.. it was absolutely gorgeous. Best time to go is early in the morning before the tourists are up, so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility

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Murrieta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

LIving in the area it's one of my favorite places to visit. The scenery is so beautiful and enjoyable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The problem with reviews is sometimes you get the wrong idea. My family and I read the reviews and thought this place was going to be heaven on earth. We found the place (oddly enough GPS was a little off) We talk to the parking lot attendant who says this is a great place to get photos of tide pools... More 

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