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202 acre Park managed by: California Department of Parks and Recreation

Less well known that nearby Fitzgerald Reserve, this beach also features good tidepooling, and an area close off for pupping harbor seals.

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Cowell Ranch Beach

by Bay Nature Staff

This summer, rather than braving the crowds at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, consider visiting the secluded, little-known refuge of Cowell Ranch State Beach. A few miles south of Half Moon Bay, this strip of shore features some of the area's best tidepools for exploring. A vast expanse of rocky habitat is uncovered at low tide, leaving […]

 
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