Uses within the Reserve include activities related to education and interpretation of natural resources, including the ecological systems of the inter-tidal reef, and the beach, uplands and marsh/wetlands complex, and recreational activities, such as walking, nature study and picnicking, that are compatible with protection of natural resources. Educational and interpretive activities include (but not be limited to):

  • Tours led by Reserve staff, docent naturalists and trained volunteers.
  • Self-led tours (Download the self-guided tour).
  • Workshops, seminars and classes.
  • Training for docent naturalists, volunteers, and tour leaders.

If you are exploring the tidepools it's best to arrive around low tide. See Tide Zone Guides and more at the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve site.

A picnic area with three tables, parking and restrooms is provided near the Moss Beach entrance. Picnicking is restricted to this area.

Weddings are not permitted at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

Friends of Fitzgerald Tide Pool and Bluff Tour
Enjoy the Ocean and Bay

School groups grades 3rd and up enjoy a docent-led tour throughout the reserve. Students will learn about the geology and human history of the reserve as well as the rich diverse life of the tide pools and the ocean....

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