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Robin F wrote a review Jul 2019
This is a wonderful area where sea lions come to mate and have pups. They lay on the rocky beach and visitors are allowed to get fairly close to snap pictures. Be aware that it can get kind of smelly.
Date of experience: July 2019
paulcE3081NI wrote a review Sep 2018
Portland65 contributions34 helpful votes
I lived in SD for more than 25 years and I would come down to the cove in the summer and swim and snorkel. This is a great spot to easily get into and out of the water. There are other beach areas, but the water can be rougher and a little harder to get in the water. The cove and park are mostly calm and the water is mostly clear (for California coast standards). Going out of the park and out into the west facing beaches is a bit more of a challenge and you can have larger waves and surge. The cove is mostly protected and there is less of a surge, plus lifeguards are present. If you have never snorkeled, this is a good spot to try, if you have then you will enjoy the fish and other life in the park. I have seen large rays, seals, a few sharks, fish of all size and color. In the fall and winter the water will be cool so a wetsuit is needed, in the summer you can get by without one. Parking can be tight so don't expect a front row spot. But the surrounding parks and attractions make the area a great spot to visit and relax. There are bathrooms and showers to clean up once you get out of the water.…
Date of experience: October 2017
3 Helpful votes
Julie C wrote a review Aug 2018
Hayward, California, United States7 contributions3 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to go on a kayak and snorkel tour in this beautiful place. The bright orange fish, pretty rocks and just underwater world that is there is an Amazing thing to have been able to see. We snorkeled there, and into one of the caves. It is also so clean, no garbage, and we'll taken care of…
Date of experience: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Donald S wrote a review Nov 2017
Cape May Beach1,971 contributions263 helpful votes
The odor is not always pleasant, but certainly natural. Here one can see and ear seals, sea lions, sharks, sea birds and also do people watching. It's so much fun and also relaxing. I could go every day.
Date of experience: November 2017
Maximilian H wrote a review Oct 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden892 contributions125 helpful votes
This is definitely one of the best spots to watch seals / sea lions. So do not miss this. The area is at the same time a beach where also humans are swimming.
Date of experience: September 2017
1 Helpful vote