Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

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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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  • Awesome place to take your kids. Be sure to do your tide schedule homework first though so that you're visiting close to low tide and not a couple hours after. And bringing water shoes and towels will...  more »
  • This is where play in the tide pools at low tide near point Loma. I saw many families with children. Marine life in tide pools, children were playing with great excitement.
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  • The lower part of Point Loma consists of these Tide Pools that overlook the ocean. Very interesting, you can descend through short paths and see pelicans, seagulls, if you are lucky some whales. Half an hour well spent.
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