For gorgeous ocean views, bustling tide pools, hidden sea caves, and beautiful black sand beaches, visit the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.
Featuring bluff-top viewing areas, two beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), numerous crisscrossing trails to explore, and a 64 acre Ecological Reserve, there is much to discover here. The reserve is a great place to see important natural marine resources and rare plants, but as a State Ecological Preserve, the taking of protected animals and marine life is prohibited.
Portuguese Point and Inspiration Point frame Sacred Cove and create a picturesque setting with panoramic vistas. The upper area of the park includes multiple picnic tables and restrooms; however, barbeques and fires are prohibited at this site. On-leash dogs are allowed in the upper picnic area and on designated trails, but are not permitted on the beach.
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone: (310) 377-1222
Abalone Cove Parking:
$5 per car
$15 per bus
No charge for seniors Labor Day through Memorial Day
Mon. – Fri. 12 noon – 4pm
Sat. & Sun. 9am – 4pm
Memorial Day-Labor Day 9am-4pm
Closed: January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25