James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: The Tide Pool Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The time of the low tide determines whether you walk along coastal bluffs first, with terrific Pacific views, or along sandy shores, with the longest intertidal reef in California to explore. On the high road, you pass over a creek and up through a grove of old, tall cypress trees, shaped by the salty winds. A short stint past the coastal wood-framed homes on Beach Way and Ocean Street and the haunted favorite haunt, Moss Beach Distillery, take you to a trail through seaside scrub and grassland along the cliffs. The trail is slowly moving inland as the sandstone bluffs fall away into the sea to be reformed into sand under crashing surf. Over the ridge to the east is the fishing harbor of Pillar Point and a trail through a bird watcher’s paradise. The walk on the beach through the tide pools is unforgettable. This eTrail also includes suggested nearby attractions, camping & lodging, restaurants, and local outdoor retailers."