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tidepools to explore near Santa Cruz?

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tidepools to explore near Santa Cruz?

Hi. We're going to Santa Cruz this weekend and my land-locked 8yo is eager to explore tidepools. Can you suggest anyplace good for this? Thanks!

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1. Re: tidepools to explore near Santa Cruz?

I like Natural Bridges State Beach for walking and tidepooling: www.santacruzstateparks.org/parks/natbridges. You can check ahead to find out the best time (low tide).

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2. Re: tidepools to explore near Santa Cruz?

absolutely! Natural Bridges has excellent Tidepools and a visitor/education center with a huge beach. When I was in community college we went to natural bridges as part of an oceanography class field trip. However, Santa Cruz was sort of my summer home growing up so I have been there many times.