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.

Sea lemons, blood stars, and sea pork, oh my!

Have you ever wondered what that weird looking thing you found on the beach at low tide actually is? Join a ranger and Sound Water Stewards’ naturalist to discover the wonders of the tidal zone at Fort Ebey State Park.

What to bring

Sturdy close-toed shoes, a water bottle, and reef-safe sunscreen are recommended.


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Turn right after the park office and follow the road to the end. We'll meet at the main beach parking lot near the restrooms.

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