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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools

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Address: Coastline of Heisler Park, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Phone Number: 949-497-6571
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It is crazy interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2014
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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 and floating and clinging

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Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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.

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Yorba Linda, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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 water, YOU decide. Got some great pics here. Can't wait to come again.

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Chicago, IL
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Definitely find out when low tide is and enjoy viewing the tide pools. We tookmourmyoung kids and they loved it. A biologist was also on hand pointing out the marine treasures to be found in the pools. Don't miss this!

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Glendora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

I spent hours examining the varied wildlife in the tidepools by Hiesler Park. Depending on the tides, there were hermit crabs, anemones, mussels, chitons, small fish, and many other interesting organisms. Definitely a "must see" if you have never explored tide pools.

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