Fodor's Expert Review Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Half Moon Bay Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Moss Beach's biggest attraction is the spectacular Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a 3-mile stretch of bluffs and tide pools that occupy 32 acres. Since the reserve was protected in 1969, scientists have discovered many new aquatic species. The best time to visit is during a zero or negative low tide, when you're likely to find crabs, anemones, urchins, and sea stars. Volunteer naturalists are around to answer questions on the weekends. Self-guided tours available, but pets are not allowed.

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200 Nevada Ave
Moss Beach, California  94038, USA


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