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TIDE POOL INFORMATION
SEA is not
conducting TIDE POOL tours at this time.
You can 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
For 2015 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 2015. This determination is generally based on the tides being at least -1.0 foot or lower after about 7AM. Some organisms that are seen only a few hours per year are seen at these times.
Tides below -1 feet for 2015 are: April 19-21, May 18-21, June 3-6, June 16-19, July 2-5, July 16-17 and August 1-3.
Tides below -2 feet are not expected for 2015 unlike prior years.
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: 2015
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.