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-led tour guide).
  • 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 low tide times and a tour schedule 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.