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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-3149
+1 619-575-3613
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Seacoast Drive side

I didn’t actually go to the Reserve but viewed it from the other side. If you follow Seacoast Drive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carolyn M
West Lafayette
Not Open on Monday and Tuesday

This appears to be a beautiful facility overlooking the Tijuana River Estuary. We parked in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dianne B
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-3149
+1 619-575-3613
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn’t actually go to the Reserve but viewed it from the other side. If you follow Seacoast Drive south all the way to the end, you will come to a beach area on the right and a boardwalk on the left. This area shows...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This appears to be a beautiful facility overlooking the Tijuana River Estuary. We parked in the ample parking lot and walked aout 30 feet to the entrance only to find it closed on both Monday and Tuesday. The outdoor signage and graphics on the pavement...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This spot has miles of trails and choices for a refreshing walk with sweeping views of the ocean. The visitor's center has trail maps and a to-scale map of the entire estuary on the ground. Adjacent to this center is a free parking lot. You...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This estuary, in between the San Diego and Tijuana metropolitan areas, has been nicely preserved. We enjoyed quietly hiking the trails and observing the bird activities. The rangers at the visitors center are very kind, knowledgable, and eager to help newcomers get the most out...More

Thank mister_stinky
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I wouldn't necessarily travel here to check it out, but if you're in the area it's a nice place to walk around. It has nice views of the open land and you can see Tijuana over the hill. The lights are night look beautiful.

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great place for schools, teachers, students and visitors to learn about the estuary, its wildlife, birds, marshes, natural environment, climate, the Tijuana River and the ocean. Visitor center needs support as it's future is endangered by the current anti-climate, anti-environment federal administration. Please donate if...More

Thank gr8ful4jah
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Very peaceful here. Stopped by on Fathers day and had a very enjoyable walk. Saw several beautiful birds enjoying their life here.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The Visitor Center is wonderful, the information is helpful. The day we were there, however, was the day after over 300,000 gallons of raw sewage from Tijuana went into the river. We didn't feel like doing any hiking that day.

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

When you go to the southern beaches in Imperial Beach and are greeted with a sign cautioning you to steer clear of the water due to contamination > you can only imagine the culprit… And that's the Tijuana river statuary.

Thank Papa G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A lot to do here - you can come and go -- many walks, trails = short and long - easy and less easy. Good basic displays in the visitor center. Good for children, adults -- one and all!

Thank yumseeker2015
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