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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

#5 of 8 things to do in Rancho Palos Verdes Features Animals
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
+1 310-377-1222
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Great for family, and close to Terranea Resort.

A nice spot at the water to get away and relax with your best friend. Take a picnic basket and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bobbette A
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Beauty of California

Pack a lunch (or at least a bottle of water) and enjoy secure (paid) parking while hiking the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Partypoodle
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Seal Beach, California
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“tide pools” (24 reviews)
“low tide” (13 reviews)
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5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice spot at the water to get away and relax with your best friend. Take a picnic basket and folding chair, sit back and enjoy the beautiful view and the peace and quiet that surrounds you. We have the same view from our home...More

Thank Bobbette A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Pack a lunch (or at least a bottle of water) and enjoy secure (paid) parking while hiking the bluffs and quiet beach. A mid-week morning visit and you'll have the park nearly to yourself - a rare treat in crowded Southern California. I bring all...More

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 24 March 2017

When we were visiting LA, a friend who lives in San Pedro took us here to go for a hike and to explore the local flora and fauna. Wow. If you are in the area, this is a must visit. And as a local, a...More

Thank jemcannu
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great drive in Palos Verdes. Always easy parking and never crowded. I hiked down a small driveway to get to the beach. It was very peaceful and not too many people there at low tide. The best time to find sea treasures are at low...More

1  Thank jodymermaid
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I went out on this venture by myself and I couldn't have been happier. The hike down to the water was a breeze and it was amazing to see the view at the different heights as you descend. There was about twenty people enjoying the...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a way to get up close and see star fish. Make sure you go at low tide! Take your camera as there are seals, Whales, dolphins swimming by!

1  Thank marge m
Reviewed 6 December 2016 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

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank lonelyG111
Reviewed 1 September 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...More

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 22 August 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.

2  Thank olinmom
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