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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

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200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Beautiful and small

This is a relatively compact marine reserve with a beautiful view. This isn't necessarily the place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
7268
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San Francisco
Unbelievable Tidepools!

We went to the tidepools right at low tide and really experienced how large the area is. We saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane and Dave S
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Pollock Pines, California
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Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“harbor seals” (23 reviews)
“tidal pools” (20 reviews)
“low tide” (49 reviews)
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200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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"harbor seals"
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"tidal pools"
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"low tide"
in 49 reviews
"marine life"
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"hermit crabs"
in 10 reviews
"star fish"
in 8 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 6 reviews
"tide pooling"
in 5 reviews
"ranger station"
in 6 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 4 reviews
"wear shoes with good traction"
in 2 reviews
"small picnic area"
in 2 reviews
"wet rocks"
in 2 reviews
"wear warm clothes"
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"a great learning experience"
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"beautiful vistas"
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"in half moon bay"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively compact marine reserve with a beautiful view. This isn't necessarily the place to come for fun and sun in the sand. This is a marine reserve with allot of beach closed off for marine mammal protection. Parking is free and there's...More

Thank 7,268
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the tidepools right at low tide and really experienced how large the area is. We saw beautiful sea life, including sea stars and sea urchins! We also were very close to the sea lions and their pups. It was such a wonderful...More

Thank Diane and Dave S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent yet another afternoon at the Fitzgerald Reserve. This is a wonderful spot for a variety of activities. Want to check out tide pools at low tide, see the small crustaceans, sponges, stars etc....doing their thing in the ocean reef. Want to go for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short hike from where we were staying we were happy to discover the tide pool access and bluff hiking trail. We saw the harbor seals sunning themselves below the bluff trail and walked around a few tidal pools. It was all very nice...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Our group had a blast hiking through the redwoods, watching the sea lions, and searching for marine life during low tide. The docents were outstanding. I recommend this activity to anyone, but particularly to a group working on a tight budget. What a great experience!

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This review is not for the main part of Fitzgerald, which is where the tide pools and the cliff side walks are situated. This is for the Lauer Trail, which is on the bluffs between Moss Beach Distillery and Pillar Point. High chaparral with cliffs...More

Thank Bart C
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

My first time to see this Coral Beach with many nice spot! Got to see some seal lying for catching sunshine! Good for family and kids to enjoy the natural coral reefs after the low tides! Don’t missed the chance if you can drop by...More

Thank Ivan K
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times but I finally took my wife for the very first time and she loved it. The marine reserve was very beautiful. The forest hike is very enchanting. And the ocean views were spectacular. Beach access so take some swim...More

Thank Aleksandr K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Short stroll from the parking area down to the beach. Went at very low tide when lots of the tide pools were exposed. Saw a few sea anenomes and 2 starfish. Was hoping to see a whole lot more than that. Lots of people were...More

Thank NewMexBound
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Wow! Like a giant saltwater touch tank! Definitely stop by if you are anywhere nearby! Make sur to check out tide charts before you go.

Thank pizzaman216
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TimandEileen
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.
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justtrippinok
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.
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