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Plastic Seal

Moss Beach, CA, United States
3 Kudos
As many of you are probably aware in this community Plastic pollution is a major problem in our Oceans. I went to a education fair in Moss Beach an area rich with wildlife and saw this seal made out of fishing line.Moss Beach has an interesting history to me as it was founded in the by a German immigrant who saw the area as a vacation attraction and health spa for city dwellers in San Francisco. He built the Moss Beach Hotel which drew overflow crowds even though the only route was a dirt road around San Pedro Mountain.During the heyday of this era, many notable marine biologists studied and collected specimens along the shoreline of Moss Beach.Back then there was little plastic In 1969, the Moss Beach tide pool area, now known as Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, was designated as a natural reserve for plants and animals adapted to live at the edge of the ocean. Today many visitors come to the reserve each year and trash has become a major issue.
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Bars and nightlife

Moss Beach Distillery
Good drinks fine dining and a dog friendly patio to sit out

Culture and experiences

California Canoe & Kayak
this place rents out kayaks and canoes so you can explore on your own
Cypress Flower Farm
not always open but you can get fresh cut flowers here


HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
a cool hostel directly by the coast and light house
Seal Cove Inn
A pretty little Inn with very clean nicely decorated rooms

Points of interest

HI-Point Montara Lighthouse Admin
From this lighthouse you can watch for whales and other wildlife
Ross Cove
A nice cove with sandy beach to walk along the coast
Moss Beach
A small settlement on the coast with fantastic wildlife and coast


Barbara's Fishtrap
This is exactly what the name says a simple seafood shack
3-Zero Cafe
Cool place featuring typical American breakfast & lunch dishes with airplane decor
El Gran Amigo Taqueria
Wonderful authentic Mexican food in this small town on the coast
Odyssey Pizzeria & Cafe
Very good pizza is served here at Odyssey with friendly stuff

Special activities

Pillar Point Harbor
Lots of boats here and you can take tours from here
Pillar Point RV Park
If you travel with your RV you can stay here overnight
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
The best place to tide pool and check out a harbor seal colony


Maverick's Beach
world famous for the biggest and best waves to surf
Mavericks Surf Shop
surfing is the thing to do and this is the place to rent gear from

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