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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

49 locals recommend ·
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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Danielle
Danielle
September 10, 2019
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.
Melinda
Melinda
August 04, 2019
Great place to see tide pools and explore the hidden ecosystems within. You can often see seals on the beach as well.
Colleen
Colleen
July 27, 2019
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…
Cari
Cari
July 09, 2019
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
Betty
Betty
June 13, 2019
Great place to visit sea lions and tide pool creatures if you're heading towards the beach.
Location
200 Nevada Avenue
Moss Beach, CA 94038
Phone+1 650-728-3584
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 8:00 PM