The Tidepools at Point LomaApr 21 2012 by
The last few weekends have been filled with to do lists. Cleaning out the garage, planting our vegetable garden, training for our half marathon in June and working on our upcoming cookbook. This weekend we tossed aside the to do lists and planned a fun adventure to Point Loma in San Diego. The tidepools in Point Loma are amazing and if you time your trip just right and arrive during low tide you can find all sorts of wonderful things lurking in the pools.
There was a pretty thick marine layer that stuck around for most of the day so it was mostly cloudy and it kept away most of the tourist. The waves coming in off the ocean created some beautiful splashes and it was so peaceful listening to them hit the cliffs just below us.
When visiting the tidepools it’s important to wear non slip shoes. The rocks are very slippery and large areas are covered in green algae. You can also plan on getting somewhat wet. If you’re not a 5 year old who likes to splash in puddles then you can stay pretty dry but the tide rushes in very quickly and you’re likely to find yourself with water up to your ankles in only a few seconds.
The tidepools are filled with hermit crabs like this little guy, sea anemones, crabs, octopi, starfish, sea urchins and mussels. We had a great day and the kids loved every second of it. If you’re ever in the San Diego area I highly recommend a visit to the tidepools. You can get more info on them here - http://www.nps.gov/cabr/naturescience/tidepools.htm