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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools

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Beautiful Coastline

The ONLY reason not to visit is parking can be challenging. It's classic California. Arrive early... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Tom R
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Aliso Viejo, California
Look, Never Take!

Excellent place to view nature. Caution: Please don't take any shells, rocks, fish, etc. home with... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Stephanie L
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Newport Beach, California
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“heisler park”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

The ONLY reason not to visit is parking can be challenging. It's classic California. Arrive early to avoid parking issues and enjoy the day. I've been here for 40 years and still love Heisler Park.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Excellent place to view nature. Caution: Please don't take any shells, rocks, fish, etc. home with you, and don't litter.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed May 13, 2018

A lot of fun exploring the rocks and sea life. Wear sandals because they are some tricky areas to navigate.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Incredible tidal pools, nature up close and in person. We had crazy warm weather Dec2015, up to 80 degrees, so unseasonably warm which certainly had positive effect on me.

Thank LauraNDM
Reviewed July 19, 2016

The tide pools are easily accessible. We loved hanging out on the rocks and enjoying the sights. I could not ask for a better morning as not very many people were there at 10:30 am on a Sunday.

Thank bamboo222SanDiego_CA
Reviewed June 21, 2016

A guide greeted us as we approached the tide pools and shared some information as well as provided us with a printed guide that would help us identify things in the tide pools. We had a lot of fun exploring. Wish we would have read...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Check the tides before you go. Low tide is best for exploring the miriad of tide pools here. Either take Main Beach and head north or walk down the steps from Heisler park. Kids and grown up kids love this place.

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Reviewed April 28, 2016

It's been 4 years since I wrote my original review. I just returned from a 4 day vacation, which gave me time to explore the tide pools. At first I did not observe much marine life, but today I saw an abundance of life, but...More

1  Thank NuclearGuy
Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you love to just explore tide pools and sit on the rocks, this is a nice place. Make sure you wear shoes coz of the rocks.

Thank frances2day
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a absolutely beautiful location. Steps and pathways take you down to the water. Breaktaking when the surf is big.

Thank MarkO95
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