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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  • The Tide Pools are just spectacular but can be a bit difficult to access if you're not physically agile. As a Senior Citizen, I had some reservations, but gingerly worked my way down the cliff face an...  more »
  • The tide pools were so fun to visit! It seems like a great activity for visitors of all ages. We had a great time exploring and searching for wildlife. We found sea anemones and sea slugs, and heard o...  more »
  • This is a great place to spend some time. Low tides are best to see sea creatures but no matter what time you are there it's a breathtaking place to be.  more »
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