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Public Tidepool Tours

Explore the ocean without getting your feet wet on this exciting tidepool tour! Join an interpretive docent to climb up the rocky trail and out to view the amazing animals that make their home in our tidepools. Natural Bridges State Beach tidepools are a Marine Protected Area which means we explore with our eyes but not with our hands. We ask that everyone respect our protected ocean-dwelling friends and not touch, move or pick up anything. Prepare to walk over slippery rocks, through sand and up hills on this tour. 

Meet at the Visitor Center. Rain or inclement weather cancels. Questions? Call 831-423-0871 or email
Tidepool tours are ONLY offered during good low tides which vary daily. See offered dates below. 

This tour is free. Parking is $10 and can be used in any State Park that day.
King Tides tidepool tours will be held on January 10, 11, 12 @ 3pm. King Tides are when the ocean's tides are the lowest they will be that year, so it's one of the best times to go tidepooling! 

Monday, September 4, California Biodiversity Week BioBlitz 9:30 a.m. 
Friday, November 10, 2023 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2023 1 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2023 2 p.m.
Friday, November 24, 2023 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2023 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2023 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2023 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2024 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 7, 2024 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 King Tides 3 p.m.
Thursda, January 11, 2024 King Tides p.m.
Friday, January 12, 2024 King Tides 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2024 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 2024 12:20 p.m.

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