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Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve - Underwater Park and Tidepools

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Address: Coastline of Heisler Park, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
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Laguna 2015

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 29, 2016
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 reviews before though so we had better shoes on.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Glendora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 not quite as much as 4 years ago, which might be related to El Nino.... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved this place and the university students hanging around and explaining what we are seeing. You don't see the life in this place at first glance but if you kneel down and peer in to the tidepools you'll find entire communities of sea life scampering and floating and clinging

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

We love the tidepools, especially climbing on the rocks and being so close to the waves. Simply sitting on the rocks and facing the open sea is so very soothing and invigorating at the same time.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

So so so beautiful. Should have packed a picnic. Lots of sea urchins and starfish BUT PLZ DON'T PICK UP. Don't forget your Nikkis! You're gonna need some hard core running shoes to climb the rocks or some flip flops to flop around in the water, YOU decide. Got some great pics here. Can't wait to come again.

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