Since the sun wasn't cooperating to enjoy a warm beach day, I decided to take the kiddos out and explore the tide pools
of Point Loma. I checked the tide chart
and piled the crew into the car and headed over the bridge. Tip: go when the tide is low (not high).
Driving over takes about 25 minutes and as you near the entrance, you go through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
. This cemetery has sweeping views overlooking North Island, Coronado and downtown San Diego. My kids were fascinated by all the gravestones lined up and it was a good reminder to be thankful for all the brave men and women that serve (and have served) our country.
We arrived at the entrance, paid our $5 and easily found a parking spot at the base of the tide pools. A short walk later we were exploring all types of rocks, plants and sea animals:
My kids quickly found crabs, sea anemones, snails, shells and more. Their little heads were glued towards the ground:
We then climbed around the other side and discovered some 'lookout' areas to enjoy the view and have some snacks. The kids gave it a huge thumbs up and I was pleased to escape the island and try something new in our 'expanded backyard'.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 557-5450 x 0
9am - 5pm EverydayCost:
$5 per carDrive Time:
25 minutes (you can bike it too, but you better be in good shape to tackle the 'hilly' roads)More information from their website