The Montara State Marine Protected Area (MPA) of the San Mateo County coast includes Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a special place of biological significance that draws thousands of visitors throughout the year. Knowing the proper way to visit an MPA will help you plan your visit and do your part to protect and conserve marine life and associated habitats. Visitor guidelines are set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
We encourage people to experience and protect this sensitive area by following the advisements contained in this 30-second public service announcement. The messages are clear and the photography is spectacular.