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Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5924
Phone Number: +1 310-377-1222
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Get yourself some tough sandals

The trails along you might get some blisters if you don't wear the right shoes the tide pools have everything bring a camera bring some friends enjoy your day

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The trails along you might get some blisters if you don't wear the right shoes the tide pools have everything bring a camera bring some friends enjoy your day

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Thank Peter M
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this place better about 20 years ago when it was popular for gays and nudists; Nowadays it's like a lonely ghost beach with no one to talk to, and the people that do arrive are sometimes scary. On the plus side, it is a scenic area, great place to take photos.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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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1 Thank Adam B
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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1 Thank Diana W
Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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