One of the most sought-after creatures in the sea, abalone is now protected by strict regulations. Alas, over-harvesting of the edible sea snails has all but wiped out the animals. A State Ecological Preserve within the park lays down the law for marine life protection.

While diving for the pearly-shelled mollusks is an exercise in futility, the park's two beaches, Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove, are ideal for outdoor adventurers, with trails, tidepools, and scenic overlooks. Access Abalone Cove from the parking lot.

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Expert Review of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Active and Adventure Review of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Away Travel Expert: Karen Kefauver
ActiveExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Protect your feet from rocks by wearing special water booties.
  • This is also a good spot to surf and scuba dive.
  • Pack a picnic—there are no restaurant facilities.

5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Parking: Memorial Day through Labor Day: Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 310-377-1222
Neighborhood: Long Beach and the South Bay
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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