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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools

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In memory to the tide pools' best friend

Mr. Vedder was a Laguna Beach Mayor who tirelessly worked to preserve and make safe the habitat for... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
on_the_go_98765
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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
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Mr. Vedder was a Laguna Beach Mayor who tirelessly worked to preserve and make safe the habitat for the tiny creatures in these pools. The notice we all read that tells us no marine animals can be disturbed or removed is his handiwork. There was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2015
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Tipton H
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
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