Abalone Cove Shoreline Park / Reserve

Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve features two beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tide pools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The 109-acre Preserve contains an official State Ecological Preserve with important natural marine resources, and the bottom of the Portuguese Bend landslide. Two promontories, Portuguese and Inspiration Points, frame Sacred Cove, black sand and rare plants.

Park / Reserve Hours:

  • 1 Hour Before Sunrise to 1 Hour After Sunset
  • Parking Lot: 9am-4pm


5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Phone:  310-544-5366

Public Amenities: Yes

  • Public Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Adjacent Picnic Area
  • Staffed Facility

Parking Lot:  Yes - Paid  

Parking Fees:

First 30 Minutes: FREE 
30 Minutes to 2 Hours: $6 
Over 2 Hours: $12 
Buses: $55 
Seniors 62+ and Handicapped are FREE year-round