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Name or Prominent Feature:
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park - Smuggler's Cove
Area: Rancho Palos Verdes
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 11
- Easting: 373037
- Northing: 3734085
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: Palos Verdes Dr. South near Peppertree Dr.
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  • Hiking Trail
  • Prominent Natural Feature
  • Beach Trail
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Impassable Spot
  • Path to Beach
  • Public Transportation
  • Signage
  • Other
  • Viewpoint


  • Three trails access two sandy swimming beachs from this point (see map). No parking any time on Palos Verdes Dr. Park use is restricted to daylight hours. Tidepools are an Ecological Preserve - nothing may be taken. A bluff top trail encircles the Inspiration Point peninsula providing superb ocean and shoreline views. Excellent whale watching spot. The cove was formerly used as a nude beach because of it's beauty and seclusion. This is now prohibited by city ordinance. Coastline routes both downcoast and upcoast from Smuggler's Cove are impassable. A large seacave is located near the end of the west bluff (Portuguese Point). Ocean waves pass through the cave at low tide


     

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      • Beach trailhead to Smuggler's Cove (GPS point)
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      • Portuguese Point - seacave
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      • Inspiration Point