Tide Pools

There are numerous Bay Area tide pools along the coast of Half Moon Bay and the surrounding area. Tide pools are rocky pools of salt water that are often created only at low tide, where you can view thousands of species of exotic marine life, wildlife, fauna, and flora.

Northern California tide pools are exceptionally abundant due to the rocky nature of the shoreline. They are an opportunity to see some majestic creatures in the wild that are often only available in large scale aquariums.

The Bay Area tide pools also offer magnificent views and natural sandy beaches to compliment your visit. Most California tide pools are protected to ensure future preservation, take only pictures, leave only footprints. Please do not collect sea life, even sea shells, from these Bay Area tide pools.