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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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We did not get our stop timed right and missed the low tides. Beautiful place! We will definitely be stopping back. 
    We did not get our stop timed right and missed the low tides. Beautiful place! We will definitely be stopping back.  more »
  • We visited Cabrillo Tide Pools and were not disappointed. The tide pools crash along the rocks and the tides splash heavier than usual at different peak tidal times. We enjoyed the rock formations.....  more
    We visited Cabrillo Tide Pools and were not disappointed. The tide pools crash along the rocks and the tides splash heavier than usual at different peak tidal times. We enjoyed the rock formations.....  more »

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