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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5924
Phone Number: 310.377.1222
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In order to enjoy the tide pools, be sure to get there by low tide. We missed it by 90 minutes and we couldn't walk out very far. But we did see lots of wildlife, and the view is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Adam B
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In order to enjoy the tide pools, be sure to get there by low tide. We missed it by 90 minutes and we couldn't walk out very far. But we did see lots of wildlife, and the view is amazing. It's a slightly difficult walk from the parking lot, but worth it.

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Thank Adam B
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful treasure and great destination for a moderate hike. You can observe all kinds of sea life in the tide pools, including starfish, urchins and anemones.

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Colorado
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This beach is a beautiful area that was not crowded on a summer/Saturday afternoon. The tide pools are legendary - but - unfortunately - most of them are off limits due to danger of rock fall. I would guess that the off limits area will remain in effect - for ever! - SAD! - But - the rest of the... More 

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Thank Susanne L
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

While the tidal pools were closed to falling rocks, this still ranks as one of our favorite parts of our LA visit. Being from NW Florida, I had no interest in going to any of the sand beaches around LA. However, what we don't have is awesome rocks and cliffs. Every part of this park was great, looking at the... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Beautiful place to stop and view the shoreline. There are many trails. It is a great place for kids to explore the tide pools..

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Take a hike around the many trails (not too hard). There was a warning sign about rattlesnakes that "rattled" (excuse the pun) my 7 year old, but we did not see any. My 11 year old was excited and wanted to find a snake afterwards. When you get to the beach, it is rocky, but the beautiful. Continue walking and... More 

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El Segundo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The tide pools are spectacular here. It is a fun place to take young children and older children too. So much to see and explore. The parking is limited, so plan to arrive early especially on the weekends.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Beautiful shorelines and many trails. People are catching Abalone in the Cove, but you have to get a license and there are limits per year. The trail is about 40 feet above the sea level.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Within one stop you can be in the tide pools and high up on the rocky cliff... And relax on a sandy beach...

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Hiking over rocks or down toward the ocean was very exciting and adventurous. The most memorable was the sea cave with the water flow moving very fast as it came out of the came. Tide pooling was something I had never did before and it was great. Playing on the rocks in the water and the view was exciting.

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