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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 451, Moss Beach, CA 94038
Phone Number: 415-728-3584
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Moss Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Owner description: Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Owner description: Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.

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Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. There are so many little creatures of the sea you could find in the reserve. Starfish, sea anemones, crabs, hermit crabs, tiny shrimps, tiny fish, etc. There is just plenty to see and observe. Bring a child and he or she will be in awe. There are friendly marine biologists who frequent this... More 

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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful place to explore and to spend a few hours. We saw lots of interesting marine life. There were a bunch of harbor seals on the beach at not too far of a distance. The trails are very interesting and the views are amazing. This is a place that I will come back to again and... More 

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Pacifica, California, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a county park with dramatic cypress trees, beaches, cliffs, and tidepools. Locals love it and try to keep it a secret because of all the visitor traffic and parking overflow, but newcomers and tourists keep discovering it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wasn't there at the right time to catch the tide pools. Enjoyed the walking trails regardless. It's has beautiful scenery and would probably be even more fun to be there during low tide. Local people were very friendly and helpful.

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Placerville, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a great little place to spend a sunny day looking into the tidal pools and spotting harbor seals playing in the surf. When you finish checking out the tidal pools, hike up to the bluff above the beach to walk through the cypress grove. It is worth it and it is definitely worth taking some time to explore... More 

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California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wonderful spot to see tidal pools, less than 30 miles from San Francisco. Trails are easy to manage, just check tide tables to optimize your visit. Plenty of spots in the area for a nice lunch and sunset is incredible.

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Los Gatos, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The trails in the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve are well maintained and mostly very easy walking. The cypress trees at the top of the cliff create kind of a cool atmosphere. The best part, though, is watching the seals on the beach. I really enjoyed this place, and will definitely go back.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great place for a short walk! We were there during high tide so we couldn't enjoy the tide pools. However, visit for the views, seals and pelicans. We walked to the Moss Beach Distillery for lunch and back. Ample parking on weekdays and bathroom facilities are clean. Note: even if it is warm on the Peninsula, it can be 10-25... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I enjoyed going to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and is a good place to go tide pooling along the coast. The easy walk from the parking lot area is nice for all members of the family. The day I was there it was sunny and warm (how delightful as sometimes it can be cool and overcast here).

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I couldn't read the tide chart so I called before planning a trip. Both my toddler and elementary aged children loved the experience. Made an early morning trip from the east Bay Area. Worth it!

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