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TIDE POOL INFORMATION - Join us for an intertidal tour
SEA can lead you on a walk among the rocks on Bandon
Beach near the Face Rock Wayside or Coquille Point.
Other opportunities for exploring intertidal life exist
at Sunset Bay near Charleston. Contact
our office to set up a tour.
For 2014 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers
regularly scheduled Low Tide Interpretive Walks during
the months of May, June and July. Check our Events
Calendar for dates and times.
Best viewing times strongly depend on the tides. To plan ahead, here is a list of the days (usually mornings) for intertidal adventures that SEA believes are the best opportunities for viewing wildlife in daylight hours in 2014. This determination is generally based on the tides being at least -1.0 foot or lower after about 7-8 AM. Some organisms that are seen only a few hours per year are seen at these times.
Tides below -1 feet for 2014 are: April 30, May 15-19, May 29-30, June 13-17, June 28, July 13-15, and August 11-12.
Tides below -2 feet for 2014 are: June 14-15 and July 13-14.
Tide forecasts may be obtained for numerous Oregon locations at Salt Water Tides and entering your desired location, month and date. 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: April - May - June - July - August
Tide corrections to the Hatfield MSC 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.