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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

#1 of 5 things to do in Moss Beach Features Animals
200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Tidalpools at their best

First of all you must check to know when there will be very low tides and then time your vist to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucson, Arizona
A Cool Spot in the Hot Summer

This is a great spot to bring kids to learn about marine life. Binoculars are a must for the sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“harbor seals” (22 reviews)
“tidal pools” (19 reviews)
“low tide” (48 reviews)
200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all you must check to know when there will be very low tides and then time your vist to coincide with the low tides. this is not an easy place to find. We had difficulty even with GPS but well worth the trouble....More

Thank Jettajudy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot to bring kids to learn about marine life. Binoculars are a must for the sea lions since visitors are kept 300' away. Also, for tidal pool exploration, you must go at the lowest low tides, so please check the tide...More

Thank Garry517
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to check out the tide pools. It's a nice area but it's heavily policed by the reserve security guard. You can't touch any animals in the tide pools, pick up rocks, etc. It was cool seeing the seals resting on the beach.

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This park was a great find!! We timed up our visit to be there at low tide and we saw a ton of creatures including star fish! We hiked the trail and from up there you get great views of the harbor seals. It was...More

Thank JABW77
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Moss Beach at low tide is to look into an under water world with tide pools full of starfish, sea urchins, kelp crabs and so many other creatures. Harbor seals also call this place home. Helpful park volunteers and rangers are there some of the...More

Thank llbcchicago
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this is a stand-a-lone good spot to bring all ages. picnic areas, views from bluffs, along with areas to walk that don't bother the seals. seriously, don't bother the harbor seals. one thing you should know. a harbor commissioner has a fake facebook page called...More

Thank Dusk_Treader
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Took our 5 years old granddaughter to explore fir the day. Had a picnic lunch I. Their shaded table area, then went down to the tidal pools (be sure to time your visit when the tide is out) where we saw anenomes, hermit crabs and...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stopped by to see the tide pools on the beach. They are amazing. Be sure to go at low tide. It is a little difficult to get down to the beach but otherwise it was a great learning experience for our kids. We stayed...More

Thank christyoppelt
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stopped by & enjoyed a couplr of hours at the seashore. Free parking, educaional center, and tide pool galore. there is allot of signage explaining all there is to see. There's even benches for us old coots! lol.

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We loved seeing the seals on the beach and felt that the locals had worked hard to protect such a precious place for wildlife. We had a relaxing and interesting visit.

Thank hdoo
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Timothy S
21 August 2017|
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Response from tattersall_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is best to check their website for the current information on the tides. The best time to go is when the tide is low.
23 July 2017|
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
We went when the tide was about 2 ft and were still able to see things in the tide pools. I think it's worth your time to stop by.