Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Moss Beach

4.7
#69 of 167 in Beaches in California
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve Reviews
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  • Wow! Like a giant saltwater touch tank! Definitely stop by if you are anywhere nearby! Make sur to check out tide charts before you go.  more »
  • The beach area is quiet. A staircase allows easy access. The beach is sort of a cove. Beautiful vistas.  more »
  • Great beach and fun tide pools. Lots of seals on the outer edges of the cove because it is protected. Also a short hike up a hill and there are amazing bluff views  more »
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  • A lot has been already said about this place so I'll keep this short. You have to visit this place once when you are in Bay area. This is such a unique place with a colourful and beautiful underwater world that you can observe in the tide pools. Only thing to check before visiting is the time for low tides. I went there twice on the same day once during a high tide and once during a low tide and there is a very significant difference between the number of tide pools you can see at both times.
  • This beach was a great experience. Even at high tide there are lots of things to see and do. Seals were cute - there were even baby ones scooting around on their bellies.
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a beautiful beach/park. I went to this reserve with a school class. The rangers have incredible respect for nature, wonderful knowledge, and work with children well. We had the opportunity to see seals, urchins, sea anemone, and many other sea critters as we went tide pooling! The only negative is that it is hard to find this location. There is no sign indicating that the park exists at the street entrance, so you need to make sure you're looking for the street sign of Vermont Ave. Overall this is a fantastic location to take kids and family.
  • Great place to see some ocean life (anemones, sea stars, crabs, hermit crabs, muscle beds, habit seals, ...) Just make sure to google the tide chart, so you can come at low tide. Otherwise, there's not much to see.
  • You get the best of both worlds here. Walk through a forest of trees, hangout at the tidepools, or walk along the beach. Pbb one of our favorite spots to hangout at! I even had my engagement pictures here!!

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