This place can get really busy at the height of summer tourist season, but it is worth the effort. You go to the NPS lighthouse park entrance, pay the $5 and then make a quick right that will take you down the hill to the tidepools. Check before you go so that you time your visit just at tow tide. There are a series of parking lots along the coast so if one is full try another. The ocean views are great and an occasionaly blast of sea mist will wake you up in a hurry. When you go take spare clothes and shoes because you will get wet climbing and sliding on the wet moss covered rocks, but If you are careful and move slowly the creatures of the pools will reward you with a glimpse. If you're in good shape go the the far south end where there are usually less people and more living things to observe. If you have children with a thirst for critters this is a must see!! A word fo caution....the rocks are very slippery so wear shoes with good gripping soles....it's the ocean and the ocean is alive so always keep an eye on the waves.
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