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ocean point loma tide pools beach water sand coast. Photographer Jon Sullivan 2: Visit the Point Loma Tide Pools & See the Cabrillo Monument

This is the second installment of “12 Fun & Creative Things To Do In San Diego With Your Children”, which can be downloaded for FREE from montessoriamerican.com.

A wonderful experience for you and your children, is to visit the beautiful tide pools and Cabrillo Monument at Point Loma.

The Point Loma Tide Pools, also known as Cabrillo Tide Pools, are located at the tip of Point Loma just south of scenic Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

The tide pools face west, near the Point Loma Lighthouse. On a clear day, you can see the Los Coronado Islands and sail boats on the water!

On the western side of Point Loma lies the rocky inter-tidal zone, a window into the ocean ecosystem that lies along San Diego’s coast. During low tide, pools form along this shore in rocky depressions. If you look closely, you may see an array of sea life, such as:
  • Flowery sea anemones
  • An elusive octopus
  • Spongy deadman’s fingers
  • Starfish
  • Sea cucumbers
  • Crabs
  • Sea urchins …and a myriad of other sea creatures!

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