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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (25 reviews)
“water shoes” (7 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 19 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 7 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 26 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
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of our favorites during our San Diego visit. Great photo ops at the monument on top of the point and at the tide pools below. Tips: *Arrive at monument 2.5 hours before low tide. Get your pictures and enjoy the view. *Head down...More

6  Thank Katy S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My son recently took me to the monument of Cabrillo and he recommended toe tide pools. This is a spectacular event that happens on a regular basis. I would highly recommend this event / scene to anyone going to San Diego and wanting to see...More

1  Thank DannyWasserman
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