Palos Verdes Peninsula- Abalone Cove- SUP

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Enjoy a nice SUPing session amongst tidal pools, beautiful seaside cliffs, and sea caves around Abalone Cove!

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Taylor Reilly


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22.8 miles


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Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dog Friendly


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$5 Parking Fee

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Abalone Cove



The Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula features two beaches: Abalone Cove and Sacred cove. Here, you will find tidal pools, beautiful seaside cliffs, and sea caves that you can explore while Stand Up Paddleboarding.

What Makes It Great

The 64-acre reserve contains many important natural marine resources for the entire peninsula and surrounding coastal area. This can be a moderate to difficult place to Stand Up Paddleboard depending on the tide, waves, and your skill level. Be sure to take caution when paddling over shallow tidal pools and reefs, so as to not tip your board. Despite the beauty of this place, there is rarely anyone here and most visitors enjoy feeling as if they have the whole place to themselves! Abalone Cove will definitely become one of your favorite places to Stand Up Paddleboard!

Who is Going to Love It

Because it is a challenging paddle, Abalone Cove is a good destination for intermediate and above paddlers. It's also a fun place to take a kayak if you're not in the mood to work your paddleboard. The coastline here is pristine and the tidal pools host a variety of sea life. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Abalone Cove's address is 5970 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. There is a $7 day use parking fee. 

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Palos Verdes Peninsula- Abalone Cove- SUP

5970 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
33.743945, -118.38129

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