Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

4.4
#3 of 7 in Trails in San Diego
Geologic Formation · Water Body
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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  • This is great entertainment for children and adults to view many native fish and sea life up close in their natural environment in the wild.  more »
  • Take the time to go to Point Loma (right by the airport) and visit Cabrillo. You pay $20 per car to enter and it's well worth it. The tide pools are so cool to explore and the erosion makes it look....  more »

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