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A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life...

A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.

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Quite a masterpiece created by the relentless smashing waves. Tide pools themselves did not have much marine life at the time we went. Still great to walk along the seashore and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a masterpiece created by the relentless smashing waves. Tide pools themselves did not have much marine life at the time we went. Still great to walk along the seashore and explore. Parking is limited and may be a problem on busy days.

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my time here, even if it was cut short for other reasons. walking along the sea level cliffs, watching the ocean crash on the shore, seeing the tide pools and natural erosion of the the land. I can only imagine the area must be spectacular for sunsets. Great photo op location. Gotta go!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a wonderful find this was. Totally unexpected but fascinating. It was an alien world and a great place to explore. I would definitely recommend this trip. I would love to visit this area again. Date visited was actually Dec 2015 but calendar didn't go that far. Wear good walking shoes as the area can be slippery and is also... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had so much fun at the tide pools! Be sure to check tide levels before visiting and arrive before the low tide and explore all the plant and animal life. We also found a few very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers who made this experience very educational for our family. This was the highlight of our visit to San Diego... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A gem in SD's many places to visit and well worth the $10/ multiple day pass. Good hiking trails , 3 parking lots to choose from and on low tide, don't miss it!

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Wasatch Range, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We happened on this place when we were killing our last day in San Diego. The drive up to the tide pools is amazing and very humbling as you drive by a military cemetery. It's a bit of a trek to the pools, there are decent bathrooms, at the beginning, although they are of the "National Park" variety. Lots of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Most people go for the tide pools which is a great reason to visit but go for the amazing view point-possible migrating whales, sunset and other numerous photo ops. This attraction is kid friendly only if your kids are sure footed and mindful..rocks are slippery, the waves can be unpredictable and the access points are a combination of back filled... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The tide pools were very entertaining for all ages. There were plenty of volunteers and park staff to answer your questions. Just be prepared for crowds. Although accessible by foot be the hike is 30 minutes from the top along a road with no footpath. Cars are the easiest option to reach the bottom, but the parking lot might be... More 

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Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The tide pools and surrounding scenery were breathtaking. It's best if you can time your visit to be there at low tide, but every other person in the area has the same idea as you. The parking lot is tiny, so my recommendation is to go early and poke around the area and wait for low tide. The park closes... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We brought our kids to the tide pools and it was so worth it! There were so many tiny creatures living in the tide pools and we even saw small sharks in the water near the tide pools. Very fun afternoon. It's a short walk down to the tide pools from the car on a dirt road.

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