Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
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About this place
A variety of seaweed, crabs, sponges, sea stars, mollusks, and fish make their homes in the inter-tidal; that area between low and high tide. The Reserve is set aside to protect this complex but fragile community for us and future generations.
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The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tidepools are one of the most beautiful and easily accessible natural wonders of the Northern California coast. Check the tide tables (just search "Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide tables"–you want to go during the lowest tide, ideally 1 ft or lower.
Great place to see tide pools and explore the hidden ecosystems within. You can often see seals on the beach as well.
Great place to visit tidepools. During low tide, they are filled with sea creatures like hermit crabs, starfish, and purple shore crabs. For a pleasant nature walk, take the trail that begins at the sandy cove on the southern end of the reserve. The trail winds through the garden of an old estate…
Wonderful place to observe nature. Be sure to check the schedule on their website.as it is not always open to the public depending on mating season for the seals and wildlife. Best information: Free
Great place to visit sea lions and tide pool creatures if you're heading towards the beach.