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Children's Pool, San Diego

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#5 of 14 in Beaches in San Diego
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Children's Pool was intended to attract divers and families with children, but the beach is most popular with sea lions. Stroll the paved walkway atop the coastal rocks and watch the waves blocked by a wall. After a swim, relax and observe the sea lions. If you're lucky, you might see a mother caring for her cubs. The area is free to enter, but check with local lifeguards and authorities about the water conditions before diving in. Put Children's Pool on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Diego day trip planning site.
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  • This is a great place to visit in the early spring to see harbor because the harbor seals give birth on the beach. The beach is closed off for humans, but you can walk along the sea wall to get a... 
    This is a great place to visit in the early spring to see harbor because the harbor seals give birth on the beach. The beach is closed off for humans, but you can walk along the sea wall to get a...  more »
  • We had never seen so many grouped wildlife up close lounging in the sun. Very easy to navigate and view 
    We had never seen so many grouped wildlife up close lounging in the sun. Very easy to navigate and view  more »
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  • Too many people allowed in water for sea lions and seals.
  • Great place for kids and adults alike. Nice and clean beaches with rock structures. Children's beach was not for kids though as it was occupied by seal lions😀. Sound of ocean water crashing on rocks and sight of it is awesome. Plenty of bathroom and shower rooms after swimming are available. Portable drinking fountain is also there. Eye pleasing sight all around.

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