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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

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Address: 200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038
Phone Number: 415-728-3584
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Activities: Picnicking, Hiking
Description: Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.

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Beautiful and tranquil!

It's hard to believe that this quiet slice of the coast is less than 20 miles from San Francisco. Within a half mile, all connected by a scenic and easy walking trail, are Moss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's hard to believe that this quiet slice of the coast is less than 20 miles from San Francisco. Within a half mile, all connected by a scenic and easy walking trail, are Moss Beach, tidal pools, a beach covered with seals, a coastal forest, and some amazing vistas. If you visit at low tide, you can walk around the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

During low tide, this is one of the best places to look at the Tide Pools because it is so easily accessible by almost all ages and abilities. Very short walk and you are at the tide pools and the tide pools stretch all along the beach. You will also likely see seals out on the rocks - and that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This reserve along hiway 1 is beautiful ! They have a small paring lot and we were lucky to find a spot. Come and meander along the trail with this forest surrounding you and it opens down to the coastal side! When we got there the rangers have blocked off a side of the beach line bec of the seals... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you go at low tide, you can checkout the great tidal pools. We ended up getting there at high tide but were still in for a treat. Beautiful scenery and lots of seals! I guess at the time we were there was a seal resting area nearby and there were lots of them playing/swimming in the water in front... More 

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Humble, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our group arrived early in the morning during low tide. Our group was divided into small groups with a guide assigned for each group. We then proceeded to walk along the cliff thru a cypress forest ... with the misty fog it was quite eerie and beautiful. We then walked down stairs to the beach and headed across the rocks... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Camping permits available via San Mateo Parks Dept for this seal breeding ground and beach. The tidepooling here can not be beat, consult your tidetables for best views and eat at Half Moon Bay airport for breakfast.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great spot to see untouched marine life at the Pacific Coast. Going early really pays off and be attentive to make sure you visit at low tide. This is a California hidden gem!

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Lodi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Small parking lot so get there early. Nice visitors center, bathrooms and staff. Most of the area was closed for the seals who were on shore with their pups. Sat on bench and had a nice picnic. Tide was high so no tide pools to see that day, but a very nice place to sit and be.

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lots of marine life in the tide pools to look at, no luck today with any starfish, but TONS of seals to watch and great even for overcast weather!

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New Albany, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was my first tide pool experience so I have nothing to compare it to. As the tide recedes, marine life are caught and or settle in pools in the rocky areas, ridges and crevices on the beach. You will likely see various crab species, sea anemone, coral, snails, mussels, urchins, etc. Who knows what you will see and find.... More 

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Address: 200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038
Phone Number: 415-728-3584
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach

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