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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

#1 of 5 things to do in Moss Beach Features Animals
200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Great experience

Great experience for kids and adults when the tide is low and exposes are the marvelous sea... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
Montara, California
Nice spot for low tide and seals

At low tide you can see some amazing sea life. It is also a place where seals and pups like to... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2015
Burlingame, California
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Explore tidepools, hike along bluffs and relax at a beachside picnic spot.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“harbor seals” (22 reviews)
“tidal pools” (18 reviews)
“low tide” (48 reviews)
200 Nevada Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038-9615
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great experience for kids and adults when the tide is low and exposes are the marvelous sea creatures in the reefs.

Thank Granny61
Reviewed August 25, 2015

At low tide you can see some amazing sea life. It is also a place where seals and pups like to beach themselves, which sometimes makes it so you can't walk down the beach. There is a beautiful trail above the beach through old cypress...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is really cool. Go at low tide and get to see the tide pools and the seals. The park ranger was very nice and knowledgeable. This is great fun for kids.

Thank Jethrolives
Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a wonderful place for coastal views and walks, whether along a sandy beach, along rocky tide pools, or through shady forest along the top of the cliff. Gorgeous views from the cliff top, including views of resident harbor seals sunning themselves on the...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were looking for a beach with tide pools for our young marine biologist to explore. This place delivered! The naturalists' stand included laminated sheets you could borrow to determine what kind of marine life you were seeing. There were also bathrooms at the parking...More

Thank ohiohorselover
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to believe that this quiet slice of the coast is less than 20 miles from San Francisco. Within a half mile, all connected by a scenic and easy walking trail, are Moss Beach, tidal pools, a beach covered with seals, a coastal forest,...More

1  Thank ERFSU82
Reviewed July 22, 2015

During low tide, this is one of the best places to look at the Tide Pools because it is so easily accessible by almost all ages and abilities. Very short walk and you are at the tide pools and the tide pools stretch all along...More

1  Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This reserve along hiway 1 is beautiful ! They have a small paring lot and we were lucky to find a spot. Come and meander along the trail with this forest surrounding you and it opens down to the coastal side! When we got there...More

1  Thank MLAbug
Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you go at low tide, you can checkout the great tidal pools. We ended up getting there at high tide but were still in for a treat. Beautiful scenery and lots of seals! I guess at the time we were there was a seal...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Our group arrived early in the morning during low tide. Our group was divided into small groups with a guide assigned for each group. We then proceeded to walk along the cliff thru a cypress forest ... with the misty fog it was quite eerie...More

Thank VElittle1
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
We went when the tide was about 2 ft and were still able to see things in the tide pools. I think it's worth your time to stop by.