San Diego's coast is filled with many amazing tide pools and caves. This page is specifically dedicated to the caves and tide pools in La Jolla. These are low tide adventures, which often happen in the winter when the tides are super low during the day! La Jolla's coast is large so you will probably need multiple trips to explore it all. It is amazing how many new opportunities sprout up when the tide goes down though. These photos are taken at many different tidepools in La Jolla.
You may come across some pretty impressive homes along the coastline during your exploration!
My buddy Pacifico helped me identify a lot of the creatures we came across. Here is a Horn shark egg case:
California Sea Hare:
And two smaller ones:
Apparently these rocks you see in the picture below were once smooth in rivers and traveled from Mexico through movement of tectonic plates. This happened over millions of years. Our coastal land is still moving north about 1 inch per year. Amazing! You can read more here
Photo by Jason Drenkow:
Wavy Turban Snail:
And of course, it's always encouraged to stick around for the sunset :)
Anza Borrego Desert
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