Point Loma Tidepools and Bluffs Trail

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Point Loma Tidepools and Bluffs Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
45 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




This monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, which was the first European expedition on what later became the west coast of the U.S. The monument includes a statue of Cabrillo and 20th-century coastal artillery batteries built to protect the harbor of San Diego from enemy warships.

10 days ago

Amazing views! Short trail with steps but worth the hike. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
No flip flops, slippery at times if you get down to the water.

20 days ago

Great trail, beautiful views, fun to climb down the cliffs into the tide pools and check out the caves. There were many visitors and many children of all ages also climbing down. Family friendly, and adult friendly as well.

1 month ago

Nice hike with great ocean views, tide pools, and interesting rock formations and cliffs.

2 months ago

Really pretty views! Good place go if you want a short hike.
Take some cash with you. We needed to pay a 10$ fee to go in the park

2 months ago

Really nice trail to get someone introduced to hiking.

2 months ago

Easy hike, with good views and nice tide pools, only visible at low tide.

3 months ago

NIce views of the ocean and impressive tidepools

3 months ago

Short and scenic hike. Best at low tide.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of stairs and cliff drop off. We had our 1 and 3 year old kids so it was a bit nerve racking making sure the 1 year old didn’t wander off the cliff. Desert vegetation and there was a display of marine shells and bones at the beginning of the hike with people educating the public.

5 months ago

Good hike with kids.

6 months ago

Loved the views on the Trail

6 months ago

The area is decently crowded but it's still good fun and there are beautiful views!

7 months ago

Park is closed today :( we're going to sunset cliffs park

8 months ago

Really nice!

9 months ago

Easy hike with excellent views!!

10 months ago

Beautiful at sunset! Slippery at low tide.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fun place to go look around. Especially if you don't live near the coast.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

We went at low tide @ 11:11am on Sun 10/23/16 to get into some of the caves. The waves were so large & strong that there was no way to get to the caves. What we, could see from the cliffs was just beautiful.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

best ten bucks you will ever spend. absolutely stunning scenery. the tidepools are not to be missed

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Outstanding views but keep in mind it's a $10 entry fee

Friday, May 20, 2016

Always have fun exploring here!

Friday, May 13, 2016

To get to the down side is an exciting adventure, you get in contact with wonders of nature, nice views, we were able to watch some sea lions playing around, fun for families. Just loved it.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Awesome. Weather was beautiful and the tide pools were amazing.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nice way to spend a day off. Go during low tide and take your time.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Great. Get early to avoid parking headaches.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nice place to take someone you love.

Friday, May 22, 2015

If you're Active Duty the $5 fee is waived. The only major downfall is their strict time policy.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A short but beautiful hike. I recommend water shoes with good grip if you want to walk across the rocks around the tidal pools. I saw several people struggling with flip flops.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fun and beautiful

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