Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

4.4
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Observe sea life in its natural habitat at Cabrillo Tide Pools, accessible by a 1.6 km (1 mi) hike on the western side of Point Loma. Take in views of rugged sea cliffs, see delicate ocean ecosystems at work, and search for local plants and animals. During low tide, pools of water collect in pockets near the shore, and in them you can view octopi, barnacles, and more hidden creatures. Strolling along the shore beside these tide pools is a wonderful way to discover the coast, but be careful not to slip on mossy rocks. The website advises to consult with an onsite ranger or volunteer before your short hike to ensure you don't harm this sensitive environment. Plan my San Diego trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • These tide pools are located at the bottom of the Point Loma National Park and Naval base. Once you have entered the park, just follow the signs down to the tide pool. There is plenty of parking and s...  more »
  • On a sunny day there is nothing quite as beautiful as exploring the tide pools with a child. It is definitely a low key hands-on experience.  more »

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