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Address: San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 6195575450
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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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Very beautiful area

We stopped to see the tide pools and walked the trails down to the cliffs. The ranger gave us a sea creature guide so we could identify them but the tide was high so we did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dnrdavies
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Midland,Mi.
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Midland,Mi.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to see the tide pools and walked the trails down to the cliffs. The ranger gave us a sea creature guide so we could identify them but the tide was high so we did not see to many of them. Might want to check to make sure you go during low tide. still a beautiful view from here.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tide pools are easy enough to get to if you have a car and you pay the $10 fee to get into the park. Unfortunately the tide pools are only open somewhere between 9-4:40 and the low tides on the day we went were around 5AM and 6PM so there were no low tides during business hours. We did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately parking was very limited due to holiday weekend visitors and we were unable to get to the tide pools so we missed the pools experience. They were at the first parking area and a rather long walk from the second or third parking overlook areas. We will go again another time at low tide and hope parking is better/more... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Cabrillo Tide Pools around 10:30 am during the low tide on a Tuesday morning. It was so much son and I jumped into the sea with my sons and competed to find more ocean creatures. The key here is not to be afraid to get wet and you will find so many different fun creatures. The view... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved visiting the tide pools. Very beautiful place. some of the video we took was amazing. Wear good shoes as there is climbing walking and the rock can be slippery when wet.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cabrillo Tide Pools are incredibly beautiful and educational. There is so much to see, even if it's not low tide. There are tons of crabs and sea anemones. It is a great way to teach your children about an tide pool community.. The view is beautiful. I really recommend water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet, flip... More 

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Thank DanaMom4Life
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of the experience of going up to Cabrillo Monument of Point Loma in San Diego and the only place that you can bring your pet in the National Park. You have several parking areas on the ocean side but only 2 will bring you down to the tide pools at low tide.

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Thank PCourt2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the tide did not get especially low when we went, there was still plenty to see! Tons of shore crabs of all sizes, some anemones, and some other organisms. Fun for all ages, helpful and informative park rangers

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The tide pools are located at the Cabrillo National Monument site. There is a $10 fee to get in, but if I recall, the pass lasts a couple of days. The draw is the critters in the tide pools. However, the tide pools are obviously accessible at low tide. At high tide, it is still a nice few hours. There... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Having been to the great ocean road in Australia, and the Grand Canyon, this had the similar magnificent feel. Would've loved to spend more time hiking around. Make sure to get there with plenty of time to spare, and take a change of shoes, well worth it.

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