Discover the Tide Pools

  • By 101 San Diego
  • 05 Jul, 2016

Thing To Do #12

Did you know San Diego is a mecca for fascinating wildlife and sea creatures? Take your time exploring the tide pools. Here are a few places you and your family will enjoy: 
Point Loma: sea hares, crabs, sculpin, octopi, shrimp, starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, mussels, limpets, hermit crabs, sea anemones. 

Shell Beach, La Jolla: The big attractions are the seals and sea lions that come to sunbathe.

Tourmaline Surfing Park: Hermit crabs and sea snails are very common
here. During low tide, you may see an octopus if you are lucky.

San Onofre State Park: Hermit crabs are common, and in the midintertidal
zone there is a dense mussel bed. With some luck, you may observe
an Ochre Starfish.

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