Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

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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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  • We have visited the Cabrillo monument a couple of times but this was our first visit to the tide pools. Great trip place to get the family moving around and see a great sight. You should probably...  more »
  • We wanted to see some natural areas and chose this one. As we are from out of town we did not know when low tide would be. Still, it was very beautiful.  more »

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