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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life...
A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.
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Find A Starfish

These are very interesting to crawl around in and on...if someone hasn't yet thought of a way to keep people completely out of the area. That's probably the trend. Everything good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

These are very interesting to crawl around in and on...if someone hasn't yet thought of a way to keep people completely out of the area. That's probably the trend. Everything good gets loved to death, it seems. Lots of starfish, sea anemones and other little briny creatures.Look at them; don't take them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you go to the Cabrillo National Monument, visit the tide pools first as the area closes half an hour earlier than the park. There is a $5.00 park fee, as it is a state park but worth it, as you get access to the Cabrillo National Monument, the Tide Pools, and some great views of San Diego. Parking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cabrillo Tide Pools. You have to watch the low tide times and plan the time of your visit. We enjoyed hiking all over the rocks. We didn't see too much, but the kids loved exploring. We did see a sea anemone, which was very cool. We then drove up to see the lighthouse... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went here twice while we were in town. It is so beautiful and very relaxing. There is plenty to see even when the tide isn't low. The is a park fee of $5.00. No big deal to support the park service. Will go again.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you go to the Cabrillo National Monument, you gotta visit the tide pools. The views of the Pacific ocean and cliffs are incredible. From Cabrillo Monunent Drive, follow the sign for "Tide Pools". We visited on a Saturday afternoon, so parking was tight, but we finally found a spot. It was high tide when we were there so we... More 

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Richardson, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you're visiting San Diego, you must stop here. This is an incredibly beautiful area that is not to be missed. The cliffs with the Pacific views and the tide pools are amazing for hiking or just watching the waves crash. The rock formations are really stunning. Definitely wear shoes with good traction that you don’t mind getting wet and... More 

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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very fun to investigate. As a kid my folks took me there to see the small sea life that lived in these tidal pools. Excellent for kids and adults alike.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

$5 buys entrance to the Cabrillo National Monument for the entire week. The hike down to the tide pools is about half a mile. My 7 and 10 pound dogs enjoyed it thoroughly, as did we. The trail to the tide pools is the only pet friendly area of the Cabrillo National Monument, so you may want to plan a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

These tides pools are located in Point Loma at the tip and are teeming with life and color. If you want exercise you can walk down the road from the top at Cabrillo Nat'l Monument or park at the bottom. The weather in San Diego is always sunny (unless you hit "Marine layer" months) and can be chilly so bring... More 

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Glendale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Completely worth the time. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous ocean views! Cost only $5 for National Park fee and it's good for 5 days from the date you pay. Be sure to check out the lighthouse as well when you are there.

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