Ranger Programs: Check the Schedule of Events for times.
Before you head out to the intertidal zone on your own, check online for a tide chart. The best times for tidepooling are the extreme low tides of the full and new moons ("spring" tides).
Tips and Safety
Remember these marine animals are not indestructible. Our careless handling and footsteps can do damage that the changing tides cannot. When you visit the intertidal zone, keep in mind these tips for your safety and for the protection of marine life: