Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Moss Beach

#70 of 167 in Beaches in California
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  • This review is not for the main part of Fitzgerald, which is where the tide pools and the cliff side walks are situated. This is for the Lauer Trail, which is on the bluffs between Moss Beach Distille...  more »
  • My first time to see this Coral Beach with many nice spot! Got to see some seal lying for catching sunshine! Good for family and kids to enjoy the natural coral reefs after the low tides! Don’t missed...  more »
  • I have been here many times but I finally took my wife for the very first time and she loved it. The marine reserve was very beautiful. The forest hike is very enchanting. And the ocean views were spe...  more »
  • This place is sheer Magic. Look up the tide tables before you go just go ahead and Google Fitzgerald tide tables. If a low tide is during daylight hours and one foot or lower definitely go. You and your kids can wander around on the Rocks be a few hundred feet away from seals and sea lions and enjoy a beautiful view. Not to miss just to yourself like a hundred yards is a bluff covered in lovely trees we call it the magical forest of my little boy. Just next to that down some stairs is our favorite beach in Half Moon Bay, always calm sand is perfect don't miss it. Then another hundred yards and you're at the Moss Beach Distillery sit outside have some yummy food.
  • A nice activity for families on a nice day. Went there after a friends recommendation, with anticipation to see a lot of see creatures on the low tide. It’s actually a hard work and very slippery- make sure to come wearing the right shoes. When you get in the area, if you want to see more things instead of going straight to the beach take the trail that leads to the stairs- the beach entrance is blocked and it’s the only way getting to the “good” area. Overall we enjoyed the beautiful sunset but would definitely recommend this as a family with small children activity.
  • Interesting marine wildlife, but be very careful of the areas where there are lots of seaweed, because they are really slippery. I️ recommend wearing boots, because you will have to cross some streams and wet areas. PLEASE DON'T STEP ON THE MUSSELS!
  • Take your kids here during lowtide, lots of floral and fauna of the tide pools. Visit the website for a best time to visit.
  • Calm, cool forests and crashing waves on the beach below. Great place to take a hike and do some photography.
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