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Abalone Cove Park

Admission Fee

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


  1. Beach
  2. Benches
  3. Coastal Access
  4. Drinking Fountain
  5. Hiking Trails
  6. Lifeguards
  7. Paid Parking
  8. Picnic Areas
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Restrooms
  11. Tidepools

 Park Details

Abalone Cove Park features 2 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 1 of 2 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 everyday from 9 a.m.- Dusk
  • Parking Lot Entry Way opened 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. ONLY Abalone Cove Beach
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Dec.24th & 25th, Jan. 1st

Current News

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has closed portions of the beach and tide pool area located at Portuguese Point in Abalone Cove Park for public safety due to falling rocks and unstable cliffs above.  The closure will remain in place, pursuant to RPVMC 12.16.090 until the issue is resolved and until further notice.  Please refer to map below for reference.
Abalone Cove Falling Rocks Map


There're an abundant amount of trails covering Abalone Cove Park, whether you want to hike down to the beach below,  or enjoy the views from high above on the bluffs. Please refer to the trail map below for more information.


 Park Resources

For information on State Marine Conservation Areas and fishing restrictions, click here (PDF).