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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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San Diego Seal Tour
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

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Uncooperative Tide

Negatives: We arrived near low tide, but it wasn't low enough to create as many pools as we had hoped it would. Also, there was a fair amount of people up and down the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Negatives: We arrived near low tide, but it wasn't low enough to create as many pools as we had hoped it would. Also, there was a fair amount of people up and down the coast. Positives: We did discover some tide pools and many other things of interest. Despite the small negatives mentioned above, it was still very enjoyable. If... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To ensure a good experience here time your arrival for near low tide as to be able to access the pools. There are benches along the shore where you can sit and ocean or people watch. Be advised that parking at times can be problematic at the tide pools.

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White Salmon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Maybe it was high tide, but I didn't see any tidepools, and I had just recently been to Yachats, Or, which has amazing waterfront formations and this was like nothing.

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Weeping Water, NE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were in the area for a fishing trip and had some extra time. I visited the tide pools as a child and was excited to see them again. The day we were there the tide pools were not visible, it is advisable to check the tide tables and schedule your trip accordingly if time allows. I believe this would... More 

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syracuse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

You can spend hours just sitting back and watching everyone laugh and also looking at the tide pools. A must for children.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were amazed at how wonderful this place was! I wasn't able to enjoy it as much as others in our party due to my being unable to climb as well as I once was. Kids 6 and 8 and younger 30 somethings did great. I was so jealous as I would have loved to venture more. My knees are... More 

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Midland,Mi.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 July 5, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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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