Thursday, January 5, 2012

Things to Do in San Diego: Point Loma Tide Pools

Having visitors is definitely a great way to get out and explore your own area. We're still new enough here that I feel like a bit of a tourist a lot of the time anyway - but this little adventure is one thing we might have missed if we weren't entertaining out of towners. We'd already been to the Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma in the summer. We did some hiking and got to explore the lighthouse and monument - plus had some great views of the island of Coronado and San Diego harbor. So when Mr. VW's parents came to visit, we decided to take them there, too.

As luck would have it, when we arrived at the park that afternoon, we learned it was the perfect time to check out their tide pools on a part of the peninsula we hadn't seen on our first visit. The water was calm & clear, so we got to see a lot of crustaceans, anemones, snails and even some little fishes.

As a bit of a science geek, I thought it was totally cool. The in-laws seemed to enjoy it, too. And I'm sure it would be a great place to visit with kids. One thing to keep in mind is that late fall through winter is the best time to check out the tide pools because the tides are nice and low during daylight hours. (The park is only open 9am-5pm.) With just a $5 entry fee (per CAR, not person!), it's probably one of the cheapest sites in San Diego to boot! 


Rita said...

Great phtos; looks and sounds like something I would really enjoy.

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

Ahhhh, the beach! Been a long time since we have seen one! :)