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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
+1 310-377-1222
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No sea life to be found in the tidal pools

Perhaps there usually is sea life in the tidal pools but not on the day we visited and its quite a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judi-in-touch
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Richmond, Virginia
Wonderful hike, gorgeous views

We spent about 3 hours hiking around and playing on the beach. Just gorgeous local, friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
flycatcher06
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Hampton
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5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps there usually is sea life in the tidal pools but not on the day we visited and its quite a hike to get down to the rocks...and back up again! Still, we got to watch dolphin swimming just off shore so that was fun...but...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We spent about 3 hours hiking around and playing on the beach. Just gorgeous local, friendly people nice way to spend a morning.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I visited this place for my research. I believe that the number of marine animals have been declining gradually.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went around 2pm, so it was really hot... Beautiful scenery but I think we should have gotten there earlier to see the tide pools and to enjoy the walk in less heat. You definitely need tennis shoes as the walk is steep and very...More

1  Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The trail we took was very steep...roots and rocks were in abundance. Hiked down to the cove and found that the beach consisted of rocks. Saw many families with little kids hiking down and was wondering if they knew this as they appeared to be...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It's a small rugged trail down the cliff side that takes about 15 minutes then a walk over a bunch of 6 inch rocks to get to the sand. But take the time and go all the way to your right to see the tide...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

My kids always love coming here while on vacation. When your from Ohio you don't get a lot of chances to experience sea life. We usually spend around 90 minutes hiking around here. The tide pools are the greatest things to explore. Highly recommend!

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Tons of breathtaking views and trails! Some trails more difficult then others depending on your hiking ability. There's some easy trails up top but the more difficult ones are at the middle on the way down. Need plenty of water cause they can get tiresome....More

Thank Marz J
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

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

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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

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WindyAnn11
13 July 2017|
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Response from Marz J | Reviewed this property |
There's more tide pool options at abalone much more to see.. best thing to do is check the tide surf. Many more beautiful views and rocky surfaces to check out and explore.
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WindyAnn11
8 July 2017|
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Response from Partypoodle | Reviewed this property |
The tide pools are amazing. There's a huge area away from the falling rocks, so that won't dampen the experience. I was there just a couple weeks ago and we saw striped crabs, sea hares (sea cucumbers), hermit crabs, birds... More
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