The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Shoreline Park The City of Rancho Palos Verdes PAbalone Cove Shoreline Park

Photo by Ed Shea / PVNET.
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:

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