On the western side of Point Loma lies the rocky intertidal zone, a window into the ocean ecosystem that lies along of San Diego's coast. During periods of low tide, pools form along this shore in rocky depressions. In them you may see flowery anemones, elusive octopi, spongy deadman's fingers, and a myriad of other creatures. The tide will be below 0 feet at 1:38 PM - yay! There's also a 2 mile trail that affords phenomenal views of the bay and downtown.
The entrance fee is $5 per vehicle, so we can park in Point Loma and carpool in - or not, it's completely up to you.
Please keep in mind that algae-covered rocks are wet and slippery. Because you can expect to get wet, wear shoes with good traction and wear clothes you don't mind getting wet. The intertidal area is a very sensitive ecosystem. Few animals in this ecosystem can harm humans, but many animals are sensitive, and can even be killed, when handled or just touched by humans. Look with your eyes, not with your hands!