The Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is one of the few hidden hot spots on the hill. Known for its beautiful tide pools, and rocky shore, Abalone Cove is one of the best kept secrets in all of Palos Verdes. The Abalone Cove Shoreline Park offers 2 stunning beaches (Sacred Cove and Abalone Cove) and tidepools as well as hiking trails. Parking in the lot cost $5, but it can be well worth it to check out all of the marvelous scenary, as there is a State Ecological Preserve in this beach with numerous forms of marine life. Though people are not allowed to bring dogs, use fire, or barbecue, it is still an excellent place to relax, especially on a sunny day. A view of Catalina is also usually available from these beaches. Homes in Palos Verdes are only minutes away.