Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

4.4
#3 of 7 in Trails in San Diego
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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  • I didn't know about the tide pools until the ranger working the admission kiosk at Cabrillo National Monument told me about it. We went back the next day at low tide to explore. Low tide was at 1pm.....  more »
  • The scenery is nice, dogs are allowed on the trail but not in the water nor are they allowed in/around the visitor center. If I didn’t have a National Parks Pass I’d have been wondering if the price....  more »
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