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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

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Address: 200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.

Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.

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Great place to spend a day at the beach

Awesome place for families with kids. We've been going to FMR at least once a year since 2009. Check the charts and arrive when the tides are 1 feet high or lower for best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place for families with kids. We've been going to FMR at least once a year since 2009. Check the charts and arrive when the tides are 1 feet high or lower for best experience. Also check the weather as the coastal area can be very chilly and windy even in summer time. Bring a picnic basket and water shoes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to walk along the rocky beach to look for marine life especially during low tide. Going during the week was great----less crowded! Though the Bluff and Cypress Trails were short, they offer amazing views of the ocean and of course, the cypress trees. Just lovely!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Remember to check the low tide times in order to see the tide pools. There's a main parking area with toilet and show-washing facilities. The trail through the woods at the cliff are amazing too.

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Corrales, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Friends brought us here for a visit. Absolutely beautiful! Our timing was not good, it was not low tide. Be sure to go at low tide for the tide pools. Bring a chair and just relax. Waves were great, some running at right angles. Nice parking lot and trails.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It's been three times, check on tides first so you can wander out among urchins and near the seals. Beautiful area, great for young kids, don't forget to go to bluff above area, great trail through mysterious woods high above on cliffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Low tide during our visits were not exceptionally low (best for viewing ≤ 1 foot). But plenty of critters to see in the tide pools. Hermit crabs, anemones small fishes, etc. Look for ward to our next visit at very low tides to see more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Bring a chair and sit by the beach and watch the tides. Bring jacket too as it can be cold and windy even during summer. Great views of the ocean and very relaxing. We had a hard time finding it using gps, but eventually found it not giving up. Just 40 min drive from San Francisco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Planned out the outing and made sure to arrive at low tide and encountered some great little critters along with a whole family of Harbor seals resting on the beach. All in all a great experience.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

About an hour away from Silicon Valley is this wonderful place full of life! Check out their website (days before you plan to go) and make sure you come at low tide so you can time it right. The information center/ranger station near by has tons of information (and on our day had the words: Look for whales! on the... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Protected area that is wonderful for hikes and tide pooling when the tide is out. Make sure to get a ranger led hike to learn more about the tide pools

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