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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools

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Coastline of Heisler Park, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
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Laguna 2015

Incredible tidal pools, nature up close and in person. We had crazy warm weather Dec2015, up to 80... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
LauraNDM
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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The tide pools are easily accessible. We loved hanging out on the rocks and enjoying the sights... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
bamboo222SanDiego_CA
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San Diego, CA
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Coastline of Heisler Park, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Incredible tidal pools, nature up close and in person. We had crazy warm weather Dec2015, up to 80 degrees, so unseasonably warm which certainly had positive effect on me.

Thank LauraNDM
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The tide pools are easily accessible. We loved hanging out on the rocks and enjoying the sights. I could not ask for a better morning as not very many people were there at 10:30 am on a Sunday.

Thank bamboo222SanDiego_CA
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A guide greeted us as we approached the tide pools and shared some information as well as provided us with a printed guide that would help us identify things in the tide pools. We had a lot of fun exploring. Wish we would have read...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Check the tides before you go. Low tide is best for exploring the miriad of tide pools here. Either take Main Beach and head north or walk down the steps from Heisler park. Kids and grown up kids love this place.

1  Thank Tipton H
Reviewed 29 April 2016

It's been 4 years since I wrote my original review. I just returned from a 4 day vacation, which gave me time to explore the tide pools. At first I did not observe much marine life, but today I saw an abundance of life, but...More

1  Thank NuclearGuy
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you love to just explore tide pools and sit on the rocks, this is a nice place. Make sure you wear shoes coz of the rocks.

Thank frances2day
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a absolutely beautiful location. Steps and pathways take you down to the water. Breaktaking when the surf is big.

Thank MarkO95
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Loved this place and the university students hanging around and explaining what we are seeing. You don't see the life in this place at first glance but if you kneel down and peer in to the tidepools you'll find entire communities of sea life scampering...More

5  Thank jabmyeyes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We love the tidepools, especially climbing on the rocks and being so close to the waves. Simply sitting on the rocks and facing the open sea is so very soothing and invigorating at the same time.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 April 2013

So so so beautiful. Should have packed a picnic. Lots of sea urchins and starfish BUT PLZ DON'T PICK UP. Don't forget your Nikkis! You're gonna need some hard core running shoes to climb the rocks or some flip flops to flop around in the...More

12  Thank 34vanessas
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