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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Two major park improvement projects are taking place at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park now through mid-September 2014. The upper park area, building and south end of the parking lot will be fenced off during construction. The public will have access to the trails leading to the beach during the duration of the project. Beginning June 11th, parking will be limited to the northern end of the parking lot, and access to the parking area will be through the old Annie's Stand entryway, just north of the regular park entrance. Staff will be onsite to collect parking fees. Portable toilets and a hand washing station will also be available for use and these will be located just south of the building, along the pedestrian path to the beach. During the construction period, the park will be open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. However, all gates to the parking area will be locked at 6:00 pm, and all cars will need to be removed from the parking area by this time.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Lucho Rodriguez in the Public Works Dept. at 310-544-5254.

Location / Map:
5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes
Phone number:
(310) 377-1222

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park:
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features two beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The park contains a State Ecological Preserve and taking of protected animals and marine life is prohibited. There is direct access to a parking lot off Palos Verdes Drive South. Access to Abalone Cove Beach is by a long trail from the parking lot. To access Sacred Cove, users must walk along Palos Verdes Drive South to one of two trails between Portuguese and Inspiration Points. Lifeguards are on duty at Abalone Cove Beach during summer hours and weekends only. The views of the ocean and Catalina Island are spectacular. Barbeques and fires are prohibited at this site.  Dogs are prohibited on the beach; however, on-leash dogs are permitted in the upper picnic area and on designated trails.

Park hours:
Park grounds open daily, one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Memorial Day-Labor Day
9:00 am-4:00pm

Rest of Year:
Mon. - Fri. Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holidays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25

Parking lot fees:
$5 per car
$15 per bus
No charge for seniors Labor Day through Memorial Day