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Cabrillo Tide Pools

San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea anemones” (8 reviews)
“water shoes” (7 reviews)
“hermit crabs” (5 reviews)
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San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a few free hours so I Ubered out to the Monument. It was great, the views are worth it alone. Unlike most, I hiked down to the tide pools, not rode, it was not difficult either way. The pools near low tide are...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 1 week ago

As easy as it is to find, this still isnt' a very busy attraction. This place is beautiful and a fantastic place to take kids of all aged to explore the tide pools!

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tide Pools are just spectacular but can be a bit difficult to access if you're not physically agile. As a Senior Citizen, I had some reservations, but gingerly worked my way down the cliff face and then took off my shoes and socks and...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tide pools were so fun to visit! It seems like a great activity for visitors of all ages. We had a great time exploring and searching for wildlife. We found sea anemones and sea slugs, and heard of other people finding star fish and...More

Thank KasineeG
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a great place to spend some time. Low tides are best to see sea creatures but no matter what time you are there it's a breathtaking place to be.

Thank Gretchen L
Reviewed 1 December 2017

My wife and I drove here to see the tide pools but they were not visible due to the weather and high surf that day. It is still a peaceful area to sit and watch the sea though. If you you at the right time...More

Thank Bryan U
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to take your kids. Be sure to do your tide schedule homework first though so that you're visiting close to low tide and not a couple hours after. And bringing water shoes and towels will make it even a greater experience.

Thank MarcusandKimmy
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Must visit Place!! Tidal pools were really great. The walk is refreshing, with pleasant ocean breezes! Great snail, clam and crab activity! Peaceful as you walk further along..... Sobering to see the rows of military headstones.....

Thank Northfielder2
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful coast! The waves are spectacular, so be prepared to take some photo's! There is an entrance fee of $10 for a car.

Thank rtestroote
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My favorite part of Cabrillo. I was here during high tide so the tide pools weren't as cool, but the views were still amazing. I loved walking around and would love to return during low tide. Great place for pictures.

Thank emma b
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