Cabrillo National Monument sits astride the majestic expanse of Point Loma, jutting into the Pacific Ocean from San Diego, California in the Western US. Within this monument are some of the oldest and most historic structures in San Diego,,,,places I remember visiting as kid several times. Within the scenic monument is the historic Point Loma Lighthouse, Whale watching observation post, tidal zones with massive and safe tide pools, modern Coast Guard light station and light house, mediterranean like ecological zones and trails open to the public and remains of America’s vigilance during times of strife,,,with remains of bunkers and massive gun batteries (although most are not open to the public). Just outside the monument is Fort Rosecrans, the massive veterans cemetery overlooking San Diego Bay.
San Diego is a city full of distractions, but one of the lowest cost distractions that we use for a yearly recharge is a visit to the tide pools sitting below the Point Loma Lighthouse. With safe trails and open access plus docents on-hand to explain much of what goes on in the tide pools, they’re not to be missed. During the two hours or so we spent at these tide pools, we saw abundant sea life, birds and spring breakers. This is not the place I would come to get a suntan,,,,yet people were at one section of the tide pools to tan? Take a look these two photos, they can’t do justice to the natural beauty that was all around us.
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