Point Loma Tide Pools11 Votes
- Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106, USA, United States
- Tags: Family And Kids, Ecological Reserve
If you are a lover of marine ecosystems, board your vehicle now and come to Point Loma Tide Pools, San Diego in southern California to enjoy the rocky intertidal areas or, in other words, the tide pools. Located at the southern end of Cabrillo in California, these pools are nothing but the small depressions with water trapped during its low tides that provide a natural home to plenty of sea plants, invertebrates, and fishes. Do not forget to come here during the late fall or winter to enjoy the outstanding low tides even during the daylight hours. Visit two hours before the tides form and stay until 4:30 pm. Also, don’t miss a trip to the Cabrillo National Monument here.
Point Loma Tide Pools Reviews & Ratings
Enjoy coming here; it's so serene. The sounds of the waves crashing against the cliffs is soothing to me. Worth upgrading to an annual pass for $35 if you're a local, otherwise $20 gets you a week long pass here as well as the popular Cabrillo National Monument park area. Recommend bringing comfortable footwear, and be careful as it can be slippery. Dog friendly, but must be kept on a leash.
Lovely. Got here at low tide and was able to hike right into the center of everything. Saw some people wading around the farther cliffs. I didn't know exactly what I was looking for, but there's a couple of rangers with an educational stop for kids right by parking lot. Still enjoyed seeing the shells, crabs, and fish!
We love to explore the tide pools at low tide, real nice learning experience always & very beautiful. Bring safe shoes that you can get wet. Beautiful views from the cliffs. Educational & friendly staff. Visitor since 1999
Hiking the Trails is easy and Safe for Everyone! The Close Contact with Nature, the Shore, the possibility of a Whale sighting, the calming Sounds of the Waves Crashing ashore all bring these special paths to life!
Such a fun place to go. Make sure you check the tide pool report for the best optimal time. Definitely recommend closed-toed shoes or at least not flip-flops. Good for families. Best to go when the tide is going out not When the tide is coming up.