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Cabrillo Tide Pools

San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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USD 42.00*
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A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (7 reviews)
“sea anemones” (7 reviews)
“hermit crabs” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is almost a hidden gem at Cabrillo National Monument. Somehow not everyone visiting Cabrillo will drive down the tidal pool and spend some time there. Well, you definitely should. The parking lot is quite small, for the number of cars coming in. So sometimes...More

2  Thank Alex L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a part of Cabrillo National Monument, which has a $15 entrance fee. It's very much worth the cost, as this is a great and beautiful place. I would wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little damp, as the waves can sneak...More

2  Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This place was one of our favorite area in this San Diego Trip. You will regret if you don't see this sight. Sound of waves, wind ... very peaceful. Want to sit on the rock and just watch and hear natures for hours and hours..

1  Thank sweetmom62
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

After struggling to get down to the tide pools, everything else was perfect! Saw lots of hermit crabs, sea anemones, seashells and even a sea slug. You can't take anything home so if you're looking to do that I recommend going to La Jolla Cove...More

1  Thank bo_glover
Reviewed 27 June 2017

These pools were maybe my favorite sight in San Diego. A lot of sea birds, funny looking sand formations and beautiful area to walk around. Recommended.

1  Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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

2  Thank expat_mbk
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