Before you head out to the wonderful world of tidepools, please watch this video. It will help you to understand both how tough tidepool creatures are as well as how fragile. It’s easy to “love them to death” if we are careless about where we step as well as what we pick up. Watch, learn, and enjoy Oregon’s magical rocky shores!
For 2020 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will once again offer regularly scheduled Low Tide Interpretive Walks during the months of May, June,July and August. You can walk among the rocks on Bandon Beach at Coquille Point or in Charleston at Simpson Reef near Sunset Bay.
Best viewing times strongly depend on the tides. This determination is generally based on the tides being near -1.0 foot or lower after about 7 AM. Some organisms that are seen only a few hours per year are seen at these times. Click the link below to see when and where the US Fish and Wildlife Service will have guided tidepool walks.
2020 Tidepool Walk Calendar for Coquille Point will be coming in May
Tide forecasts can be found on the following link:
You may also access tide forecasts posted on the website of the Hatfield Marine Science Center of Oregon State University at Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon.
Tide corrections to the Hatfield Marine Science Center information for other locations are also listed at their website. For example, the correction for Bandon Beach at the Coquille River mouth in Bandon means that the low tide occurs 6 minutes earlier and has a height of 84% of the height shown for Yaquina Bay.