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Cabrillo Tide Pools

San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
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A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (27 reviews)
“water shoes” (7 reviews)
“hermit crabs” (5 reviews)
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"sea life"
in 27 reviews
"water shoes"
in 7 reviews
"hermit crabs"
in 5 reviews
"star fish"
in 3 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 3 reviews
"national park"
in 8 reviews
"nice hike"
in 4 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 3 reviews
"light house"
in 9 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 4 reviews
"point loma"
in 12 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 5 reviews
"entry fee"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
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"parking spot"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't ever get to walk down to any tide pools, but the walk along the cliffs is lovely and it is a good place to spot whales during whale season.

1  Thank 645lisa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Point Loma's Cabrillo National Monument has a hidden gem for the whole family. The offering of accessible tidal pools on the west side of the peninsula. The entrance trooper will direct you to the turn. This interactive park and hiking trail is well detailed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the bottom of the cliffs, inside Cabrillo National Monument ($15 per vehicle, or get yourself the $80 America the Beautiful Annual Pass and get a year’s worth of entry at all national park sites), these are beautiful tidepools, with lots of interesting, colorful...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Check for low tide before you go. It does close at 5. We encounter a great deal of road work outside the park. Plan accordingly. There is much to explore at low tide, but much to experience at high tide as well. Prepare to walk...More

Thank Rudi R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were fortunate to be at the tide pools when they were predicted to be peak! It was amazing how much is under that water! We saw things that you can't see unless the tide is out and you have the ocean floor at your...More

1  Thank Suzanne0888
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The California coast, beauty at it's best. You must enter the Point Loma State Park entrance. There is a $15 entry fee that you can use unlimited for 7 days. The fee is well worth it because there are several other monuments/landmarks and trails that...More

1  Thank akdeepdiver
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Go during low tide. If you can't, go anyway. You'll be at waters edge and the sites are great! Park closes at 5pm, so, you don't get the sunset in the summer. However - a short drive away is the SUNSET CLIFFS .. and .....More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Below the Pt. Loma Lighthouse is a park of the National Park that should not be missed...the Cabrillo Tide Pools. Take the road to the right down from the top after entering the park and park in one of three parking areas which allow you...More

Thank EscoDave
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Beautiful view and great scenery at this attraction. Great that you can come close and contact sea creatures as well. There is a lighthouse and information center here as well as it is a historical site.

Thank doctormd
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We visited this place at high tide so we couldn't see the pools and observe the sea life but we truly enjoyed high waves that day and although the place was quite crowded we were fortunate to watch some interesting birds, lizards and squirrels. It...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
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