Have you ever gone “tidepooling?” Tide pools are small pools of water left in the rocks and sand on the beach when the tide goes out. You can find all sorts of things that get trapped in the pools because of the low water levels. There are many different beaches in the Los Angeles area where you can make some spectacular finds! Why not check one out? Below you’ll learn about some of the things you might find on your next adventure (and some new vocabulary at the same time)!
Tide: the rise and fall of the sea level, which happens four times each day.
Low Tide: the lowest level of the sea water (and the best time for tidepooling)!
High Tide: the highest level of the sea water (not the best time for tidepooling).
Starfish/ Sea Star:
Do people go tidepooling in your country? What types of animal life can you find there?
Some great spots in Los Angeles to check out for tide pools are listed below:
Leo Carrillo State Park, Malibu
This park has two separate beach areas with rocky cliffs, caves, and tunnels. This is a great place to find starfish, hermit crabs, and small fish!
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Rancho Palos Verdes
This park has three different beaches in one: Abalone Cove, Sacred Cove, and Portuguese Bend Cove! You can find all sorts of marine life in the sea caves and tunnels between the three coves!