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Shoreline Park
Shoreline Drive and la Marina

This long, narrow ocean-side park offers fabulous views of the harbor, the Islands and the mountains.

Scattered parking and picnic facilities, as well as a small playground, make this a popular spot for family gatherings. This is a great park for walking, skating and playing Frisbee.

Follow the narrow wooden stairs to the beach below and discover a local secret - a beach and tidal pool area (when the tide is low) that is both private and beautiful. 

You will often see three dolphins skimming the surface off this park. (It's almost always three of them!)  Stand by the bronze whale tale and gaze through the binoculars and you might even see a whale.

Directions: From the 101 take Garden and turn away from the mountains. Garden will dead-end onto Cabrillo Blvd. Turn right and follow the road for about a mile. Continue past the harbor and at the top of the hill you will see the park on your left. There are parking lots scattered throughout the park.

Facilities Barbeque and picnic facilities, playground, beach access, free parking
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