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Tidepooling at Little Corona
Sat, March 25, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this "Tidepooling at Little Corona" Hike... this is the first in a series of FREE family-friendly hikes.
On this coastal adventure you'll see the interface of land and sea. Orange County is home to wonderful tide pools, and Little Corona won’t disappoint. This walk down a paved road culminates in a tidepooling experience that includes discussion on how these special coastal areas are protected throughout California and why. And, not to mention you'll see some really cool sea critters!
TIDEPOOLING AT LITTLE CORONA:
It is said that tide pools are where we go to fall in love with the ocean. After a brief discussion about California’s revolutionary Marine Life Protection Act, participants will have the opportunity to explore the tide pools at Little Corona. Guides will be there to help explain the geology, as well as help identify plant and animals in the tidepools. This hike will take place during a low tide leaving many of the rocks, and their inhabitants exposed. Learn about the tidal zones, and what it takes to live in these extreme environments, all the while taking in the vistas of one of the most beautiful beaches in the county!
Mileage: Less than .25 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy with one steep hill and sand/uneven rocky surfaces
Age Range: 6 years and up
Meeting Location: The “Conserving California’s Coastal Treasures” sign at the top of the hill for Little Corona Beach.
Nearest Parking: Corona del Mar State Beach (Big Corona).
Parking/Entrance Fees: $4 per hour or City of Newport Beach Annual Pass
Most Appropriate Attire: Hat, light jacket, sunscreen, and water recommended. Shoes that attach at the toe AND heel required.