This rocky seashore hosts a living community of marine life that is of great interest to visitor and naturalist alike. A variety of algae, crabs, sponges, seastars, mollusks, and fish make their homes in the inter-tidal; that area between low and high tide. The Reserve is set aside to protect this complex but fragile community for us and future generations. The Reserve is popular with school and community groups for its educational value.

Welcome to your Marine Protected Area

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve lies within the Montara State Marine reserve, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the Marine Life Protection Act. View an informational video produced and directed by Ranger Rob Cala »

Dogs are permitted only on the Reserve's Coastal Trail and only on leash. See more Regulations »