Abalone Cove Tide Pools In Rancho Palos Verdes

If you haven’t been to the tide pools in Rancho Palos Verdes, you are missing out on a fun outdoor, covid-safe, sea life adventure right here in our backyard in the South Bay!

Searching for shoreline park tide pools in Los Angeles? Kids love exploring these micro ecosystems and it’s all outdoors, family-friendly and absolutely gorgeous.

Tide Pools

The tide pools are bursting with life. It’s easy to miss if you look quickly. Be sure to stop, squat down, and LOOK. Give it a minute or two, and you’ll notice things moving!

Parking at Abalone Cove Tide Pools

There is one main parking lot. The upside is that limited parking means limited people using the reserve at any one time.

While dogs are not allowed on the beach, you can bring your dog for a picnic in the upper picnic area and on designated trails.


It is possible to bring a Bob stroller or a toddler down and back up, but you may want to pack light and be prepared to go slow.