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Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve


Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve Trail Map (PDF)


  1. Beach
  2. Walking Path and Trails
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve features 2 beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The 109-acre Preserve contains an official State Ecological Preserve with important natural marine resources and the bottom of the Portuguese Bend landslide. Two promontories, Portuguese and Inspiration Points, frame Sacred Cove with its seacaves, black sand and rare plants.

The adjacent parking area (a fee is charged), multiple picnic tables and restrooms are not in the Preserve, but add to the options for public enjoyment of the area.