Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Point Details

Nearest Town: Rancho Palos Verdes
Location: 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

33.743878677246, -118.38137115886 ↗

Trail Section


Primary trail to beach leaves from SE corner of parking lot. No parking any time on Palos Verdes Dr. Auto gate open hours vary with season. Phone: 310-377-1222. Park use is restricted to daylight hours. Vending machines in entrance building. Picnic area - no fireplaces
5. Park contains numerous dirt trails - some difficult
6. From December to April, migrating grey whales may be seen offshore. Dolphins- harbor seals- cormorants and pelicans are common
7. Viewpoint turnout on Palos Verdes Dr. features historical plaques
8. Sandy beach by lifeguard tower is exposed only at low tide. Outdoor fresh water shower nearby
9. Upcoast coastline is rocky - difficult walking


  • Beach Trail
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Marker
  • Impassable Spot
  • Lifeguard
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Other
  • Other Coastal Access
  • Parking
  • Path to Beach
  • Prominent Natural Feature
  • Public Transportation
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Signage
  • Stairs to Beach
  • Surfing
  • Telephone
  • Viewpoint

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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