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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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If you are lucky, you'll be able to see the whales offshore. Even without that, the walks and views are fabulous! Plan to just sit and to walk for about an hour to really enjoy things. more »
Today I took my kids to Cabrillo National Monument. The views are extraordinary with the waves crashing into scenic cliffs. I also liked the walking path as well. Well worth the price of admission! more »
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