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Cabrillo Tide Pools

San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$10 for entrance into the National Park (or if you walk or bike in, it's $5 each). We didn't see anything much in the tide pools, but there's a beautiful walk with great views! I was told that it's important to go a bit before...More

Thank expat_mbk
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of our favorites during our San Diego visit. Great photo ops at the monument on top of the point and at the tide pools below. Tips: *Arrive at monument 2.5 hours before low tide. Get your pictures and enjoy the view. *Head down...More

3  Thank Katy S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My son recently took me to the monument of Cabrillo and he recommended toe tide pools. This is a spectacular event that happens on a regular basis. I would highly recommend this event / scene to anyone going to San Diego and wanting to see...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Make sure you find out when low tide is or else you won't see the tide pools. It is a beautiful spot on the ocean down the hill from the Cabrillo monument in Point Loma

1  Thank murraysmom2015
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I was not sure what the tide pools were until we visited. Parking is limited but if you cannot find a spot in the first lot, keep driving cause there are 2 more lots. There are hiking trails all over, so you can decide how...More

1  Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Quite a masterpiece created by the relentless smashing waves. Tide pools themselves did not have much marine life at the time we went. Still great to walk along the seashore and explore. Parking is limited and may be a problem on busy days.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my time here, even if it was cut short for other reasons. walking along the sea level cliffs, watching the ocean crash on the shore, seeing the tide pools and natural erosion of the the land. I can only imagine the area must...More

Thank Darryl N
Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a wonderful find this was. Totally unexpected but fascinating. It was an alien world and a great place to explore. I would definitely recommend this trip. I would love to visit this area again. Date visited was actually Dec 2015 but calendar didn't go...More

Thank ETHgirl
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had so much fun at the tide pools! Be sure to check tide levels before visiting and arrive before the low tide and explore all the plant and animal life. We also found a few very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers who made this experience...More

Thank EGRap
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A gem in SD's many places to visit and well worth the $10/ multiple day pass. Good hiking trails , 3 parking lots to choose from and on low tide, don't miss it!

Thank SS W
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Boa noite, Gostaria de saber qual melhor horário para visitar com maré baixa? obrigada.
9 March 2015|
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