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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve

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Address: 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Great place to hike and explore local wildlife

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... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
jemcannu
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 must visit as well. The hiking trail is wide, although some areas seem to have... More 

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Torrance, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 tide. I found abalone, lots of unique sea shells and sand dollars. Great sea glass... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 view, but I decided to risk falling in the water to walk on the rocks... More 

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Thank Olivia B
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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!

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1 Thank marge m
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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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 a scenic area, great place to take photos.

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Thank lonelyG111
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 from the parking lot, but worth it.

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1 Thank Adam B
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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52 reviews
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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.

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2 Thank olinmom
Colorado
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 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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580 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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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