Large Dungeness crab molt sitting on a seaweed holdfast being held up by a hand. The rocky beach of Fort Casey State Park and Whidbey Island's bluffs in the background.

Discovering the Tidal Zone

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Come explore the low tide with a ranger and a naturalist from Sound Water Stewards.

Barnacles, sea stars, and anemones, oh my!

You never know what you'll discover when the tide is out. Sea stars and cucumbers are among some of the creatures seen regularly at low tide at Possession Point. If you're lucky, there might even be small flounder fry swimming in the pools on the beach.

What to bring

You'll need sturdy close-toed shoes and a sense of adventure. A water bottle and reef-safe sunscreen are also recommended.

Directions

47.90630722, -122.3791275

To get to Possession Point State Park, make sure to take the first sharp right off Possession Road when you see the park sign. If you end up at the park with the boat ramp, you’re at the county park. Double back to Possession Road then take the immediate left down Franklin Road. Parking is limited, carpooling is recommended if coming as a group.

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