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Shell Beach Tide Pools

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Address: Coast Highway, Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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A must for those who enjoy critters

Lucky timing meant the water was receding from the weird and wonderful formations at this beach when we arrived. We saw fish, crabs, anemones, abalone, strange seaweed and more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
VespagirL55
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Bushnell, Florida
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Bushnell, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky timing meant the water was receding from the weird and wonderful formations at this beach when we arrived. We saw fish, crabs, anemones, abalone, strange seaweed and more -- it was like a nature treasure hunt. BE CAREFUL: the rocks around the tide pools can be exceptionally slippery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lots of walking and sand so be careful to wear good walking shoes and take a spare with you. Have fun!

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Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was just as pictured. Lots of little tide pools in rock. Not much sea life in the tide pools. The kids had fun for a little bit climbing around it.

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Glendora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Romantic trip for Valentines ❤️ We had a lovely romantic time here! Walked on the sand, sea life was amazing! Please be careful wear you step, please leave the sea life here! Very important for our aquatic life⚓️. Enjoy this beautiful,clean area. Very romantic, perfect for all ages. Tip wear Water shoes and or shoes that have a sole with... More 

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Thank waynejeanette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my friend, her daughter and her friend for a photoshoot for PIFA web page. They are Ms. Heiva n Mr. Heiva 2016. While they were working it with the photo shots, I was enjoying the view, the air, the sound of the ocean!

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Orland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were excited to go for shells. Our son had never gone "shelling" and was so excited to go. I'm not sure if we timed it wrong or what but the only shells we found were very little one. Like the ones snails go in. We went twice, both times around 6 or 6:30am. We found some cool little shells... More 

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Thank tnt03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Fun place to walk and see all the creatures. Never fails to disappoint. The steps to get down there may be a bit treacherous for older folks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We came here to play in the waves, and were excited to find little tide pools with crabs and other sea animals in them! The beach and water have lots of seaweed, hard to find a clean spot to play in. Watch out for the seagulls, they ate a full bag of chips and stole someone's wallet, not to mention... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Beautiful beach, great tide pooling, but at low tide only! Pretty easy to access, but the waves cover up all the good stuff at high tide!

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Deer Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure to visit at low tide to have the best experience seeing rock formations and see creatures. Very easy to park on a weekday.

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