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Address: San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 6195575450
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Scenery

The drive to the pools is found immediately as you enter the park. We parked in the first lot and walked up to the second. The walk was gorgeous and along the way we saw seals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
Evelyn C
Byhalia, Mississippi
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Norco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We we went at a 2ft tide not much of a tide pool. Volunteer said we need to be that at a minus 1 tide. It was worth the drive the cave was closed when we went. The views of the ocean after a storm are always great Nice hike and well worth the stop

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The drive to the pools is found immediately as you enter the park. We parked in the first lot and walked up to the second. The walk was gorgeous and along the way we saw seals, sea lions, and shore birds. The waves were too rough to enjoy the pools, but the scenery was so exceptional we left happy.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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