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Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego

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Observe sea life in its natural habitat at Cabrillo Tide Pools, accessible by a 1.6 km (1 mi) hike on the western side of Point Loma. Take in views of rugged sea cliffs, see delicate ocean ecosystems at work, and search for local plants and animals. During low tide, pools of water collect in pockets near the shore, and in them you can view octopi, barnacles, and more hidden creatures. Strolling along the shore beside these tide pools is a wonderful way to discover the coast, but be careful not to slip on mossy rocks. The website advises to consult with an onsite ranger or volunteer before your short hike to ensure you don't harm this sensitive environment. Plan my San Diego trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We hiked along the upper rocks and then spent about four hours (the two hours leading up to low tide and then the two hours after) exploring the tide pools below ... But we could have kept going! We....  more
    We hiked along the upper rocks and then spent about four hours (the two hours leading up to low tide and then the two hours after) exploring the tide pools below ... But we could have kept going! We....  more »
  • We spent hours here looking for all the creatures we could find. There were park rangers (?) around while we were there as well and they answered any questions we had and pointed out interesting... 
    We spent hours here looking for all the creatures we could find. There were park rangers (?) around while we were there as well and they answered any questions we had and pointed out interesting...  more »

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