On our recent trip to California, we squeezed in a visit to the tidepools located in La Jolla Cove. The tidepools are part of shell beach, which is actually just south of the cove (under the cliffs of Coast Boulevard Park).
The tidepool is made up of all sorts of really cool rock formations and it’s definitley something we don’t see much over here on the upper east coast. We spent several hours there because we got there right before low tide and I feel like I snapped a million pictures because none of us had ever seen anything like it and it was just so cool to see.
Although the rocks were a little slippery – especially that green stuff you can see in some of my pictures, my kids had a blast searching for sea creatures. They found a ton of hermit crabs, an anemone or two and a bunch of crabs.
Here are a few of the million pictures I took while we were there:
The La Jolla Tidepools are located on Coast Blvd in San Diego, CA. We just parked along the street and the best part was that it was free! Yup, free! The best time to visit is definitely at low tide. There is literally a treasure trove of sea life to be found at the tidepools.