Low Tide: June 2015 Santa Cruz and Monterey, CA

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Summer is Here! It has been so long since I posted, it got over whelming with children and work but I be posting the best deals and summer adventures for the Monterey Bay Area.

Ready for a Low Tide Adventure in June?

June 6th -0.8 @ 8:15am
June 7th -0.6 @ 9:04am
June 8th -0.2 @ 9:55am
June 9th 0.1 @ 10:47am
June 10th 0.5 @ 11:41am
June 11th 0.9 @12:34pm
June 18th -1.0 @ 6:48am
June 19th -0.7 @ 7:29am
June 20th -0.4 @ 8:09 am
June 21st 0.0 @ 8:50am
June 22nd 0.4 @ 9:31am
June 23rd 0.8 @ 10:14am
June 24th 1.2 @ 10:57am

The smaller or more negative the tide the lower the tide (more tide pools). For max tide pool times always try and arrive BEFORE the time stated, as that is peak low tide and will start coming in a minute after the time stated for each day

Low Tides for Monterey Bay Area 8/13-16 + Good Beaches for kids

IMG_9003.JPG(My 4 yr old collecting hermit crabs in her bucket) Pleasure Point (‘The Hook’ beach at end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz)

Here are the low tides for the Monterey Bay, CA 8/13-8/16

Wednesday 8/13 @ 7:00 am Tide: 0.0
Thursday 8/14 @ 7:43 am Tide: 0.5
Friday 7/15 @ 8/15 am Tide: 1.1
Saturday 8/16 @ 9:19 am Tide: 1.7 (not many tide pools, just a good tide for kids to play in water)

* BEST tide pool tide is Wed 8/13. Take some coffee and hot coco and do some morning exploring. Afternoon low tides start 8/25

Next set of low tides starts Monday Aug 25th at 5 pm Tide 1.9 Click HERE to see all the tides for 2014

What do tide numbers mean? The more negative (or smaller) the number the lower the tide. The lower the tide the more tide pools there will be (depending on location)

When should I go down to beach based on tide charts? It is best to get to the beach BEFORE the low tide time to get the full window of tide pools. The tide charts post the peak of low and high tides (4 tides daily). The tide will start to come back in 1 minute after the peak time given in the tide charts.

Example: Monday July 14th @ 6:37am Tide: -1.1 (VERY low tide). At 6:38am, the tide will start coming back in slowly

Good Tide Pool Beaches to visit at Low Tide: Monterey and Pacific Grove beaches are beautiful but can be very foggy. Lover’s Pt in Pacific Grove is my favorite. Capitola Beach, heading away from the village towards Aptos has great tide pools, lots of parking in mornings. Pleasure Point Beaches (at the end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz there is a FREE parking lot), and West Cliff Drive Beaches, Santa Cruz ( walking away from the lighthouse going North at low tide there is a picturesque rock you can walk through that is the entrance to a pretty little pocket beach. FREE parking lot by lighthouse). Heading north on Hwy 1, Davenport has some great tide pool beaches as well.

Low Tide Dates and Times for Monterey Bay Area (7/29-8/2) + Great Tide Pool Beaches

beachkidsMy kids at New Bright Beach, no tides pools that day (we were too late) but I love this picture.

Here are the Low Tide Dates and Times for the Monterey Bay Area, CA (7/29-8/2):

The tides aren’t that low right now. The next significantly negative low tide will be August 12th 6:18 am and then not again until October 8th at 5:15pm Tide -0.2, there will be low tides between now and then but not a significantly low negative tide. During the Fall months the accessible low tides will ALL be in the afternoon/evenings

Tuesday 7/29 @ 6:50 am Tide: 0.2
Wednesday 7/30 @ 7:19 am Tide: 0.5
Thursday 7/31 @ 7:49 am Tide: 0.8
Friday 8/1 @ 8:21 am Tide: 1.2
Saturday 8/2 @ 8:55 am Tide: 1.6

Going to the beach? Here is a fun beach craft: Rock Feet (very Cute)

Next set of low tides starts Tue,  August 29th at 6:18 am Tide -0.5 Click HERE to see all the tides for 2014

What do tide numbers mean? The more negative (or smaller) the number the lower the tide. The lower the tide the more tide pools there will be (depending on location)

When should I go down to beach based on tide charts? It is best to get to the beach BEFORE the low tide time to get the full window of tide pools. The tide charts post the peak of low and high tides (4 tides daily). The tide will start to come back in 1 minute after the peak time given in the tide charts.

Example: Monday July 14th @ 6:37am Tide: -1.1 (VERY low tide). At 6:38am, the tide will start coming back in slowly

Good Tide Pool Beaches to visit at Low Tide: Monterey and Pacific Grove beaches are beautiful but can be very foggy. Lover’s Pt in Pacific Grove is my favorite. Capitola Beach, heading away from the village towards Aptos has great tide pools, lots of parking in mornings. Pleasure Point Beaches (at the end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz there is a FREE parking lot), and West Cliff Drive Beaches, Santa Cruz ( walking away from the lighthouse going North at low tide there is a picturesque rock you can walk through that is the entrance to a pretty little pocket beach. FREE parking lot by lighthouse). Heading north on Hwy 1, Davenport has some great tide pool beaches as well.

 

Low Tide Times 7/14-19 Monterey Bay Area + Good Tide Pool Beaches

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Here are the low tides for the Monterey Bay, CA 7/14-7/19

*Monday 7/14 @ 6:37 am Tide: -1.1 AND 6:37 pm Tide 1.9 
*Tuesday 7/15 @ 7:31 am Tide: -0.8 AND 7:42 pm 1.8
Wednesday 7/16 @ 8:16 am Tide: -0.3
Thursday 7/17 @ 9:03 am Tide: 0.3
Friday 7/18 @ 9:52 am Tide: 0.9
Saturday 7/19 @ 10:47 am Tide: 1.5

* 2 low tides on Monday and Tuesday. 1 very low tide in the early morning and 1 minor low tide in the evening

Next set of low tides starts Tuesday July 29th at 6:50am Tide 0.2 Click HERE to see all the tides for 2014

What do tide numbers mean? The more negative (or smaller) the number the lower the tide. The lower the tide the more tide pools there will be (depending on location)

When should I go down to beach based on tide charts? It is best to get to the beach BEFORE the low tide time to get the full window of tide pools. The tide charts post the peak of low and high tides (4 tides daily). The tide will start to come back in 1 minute after the peak time given in the tide charts.

Example: Monday July 14th @ 6:37am Tide: -1.1 (VERY low tide). At 6:38am, the tide will start coming back in slowly

Good Tide Pool Beaches to visit at Low Tide: Monterey and Pacific Grove beaches are beautiful but can be very foggy. Lover’s Pt in Pacific Grove is my favorite. Capitola Beach, heading away from the village towards Aptos has great tide pools, lots of parking in mornings. Pleasure Point Beaches (at the end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz there is a FREE parking lot), and West Cliff Drive Beaches, Santa Cruz ( walking away from the lighthouse going North at low tide there is a picturesque rock you can walk through that is the entrance to a pretty little pocket beach. FREE parking lot by lighthouse). Heading north on Hwy 1, Davenport has some great tide pool beaches as well.

Low Tide Dates/Times for Monterey Bay 6/29-7/6 + Great Beachs for Tide Pools

low tide mom.kitty My youngest daughter and I at a small beach near Manresa Beach hunting sea treasures. No tide pools at this particular beach but great shells at a negative low tide.

Here are the low tides for the Monterey Bay, CA 6/29-7/6

Sunday 6/29 @ 6:52 am Tide: -0.4
Monday 6/30 @ 7:26 am Tide: -0.2
Tuesday 7/1 @ 8:00 am Tide: 0.1
Wednesday 7/2 @ 8:34 am Tide: 0.4
Thursday 7/3 @ 9:10 am Tide: 0.8
Friday 7/4 @ 9:48 am Tide: 1.1 Happy 4th of July
Saturday 7/5 @ 10:30 am Tide: 1.5
Sunday 7/6 @ 11:17 pm Tide 1.8

Next set of low tides starts Monday July 14th at 6:46am Tide -1.1 Click HERE to see all the tides for 2014

What do tide numbers mean? The more negative (or smaller) the number the lower the tide. The lower the tide the more tide pools there will be (depending on location)

When should I go down to beach based on tide charts? It is best to get to the beach BEFORE the low tide time to get the full window of tide pools. The tide charts post the peak of low and high tides (4 tides daily). The tide will start to come back in 1 minute after the peak time given in the tide charts.

Example: Sunday June 15 @ 7:10am Tide: -1.4 (VERY low tide). At 7:11am, the tide will start coming back in slowly

Good Tide Pool Beaches to visit at Low Tide: Monterey and Pacific Grove beaches are beautiful but can be very foggy. Lover’s Pt in Pacific Grove is my favorite. Capitola Beach, heading away from the village towards Aptos has great tide pools, lots of parking in mornings. Pleasure Point Beaches (at the end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz there is a FREE parking lot), and West Cliff Drive Beaches, Santa Cruz ( walking away from the lighthouse going North at low tide there is a picturesque rock you can walk through that is the entrance to a pretty little pocket beach. FREE parking lot by lighthouse). Heading north on Hwy 1, Davenport has some great tide pool beaches as well.

Monterey Bay Low Tides and Best Beaches for Tide Pools 6/15-22

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My kids at low tide on West Cliff, Santa Cruz 2 yr ago. It captures my kids so well.

Here are the low tides for the Monterey Bay, CA 6/15-22

Sunday 6/15 @ 7:10 am Tide: -1.4 Happy Father’s Day
Monday 6/16 @ 7:57 am Tide: -1.1
Tuesday 6/17 @ 8:46 am Tide: -0.8
Wednesday 6/18 @ 9:36 am Tide: -0.3
Thursday 6/19 @ 10:28 am Tide: 0.3
Friday 6/20 @ 11:22 am Tide: 0.8
Saturday 6/21 @ 12:16 pm Tide: 1.3
Sunday 6/22 @ 1:10 pm Tide 1.7

Next set of low tides starts Monday June 30th at 7:26am Tide -0.2

What do tide numbers mean? The more negative (or smaller) the number the lower the tide. The lower the tide the more tide pools there will be (depending on location)

When should I go down to beach based on tide charts? It is best to get to the beach BEFORE the low tide time to get the full window of tide pools. The tide charts post the peak of low and high tides (4 tides daily). The tide will start to come back in 1 minute after the peak time given in the tide charts.

Example: Sunday June 15 @ 7:10am Tide: -1.4 (VERY low tide). At 7:11am, the tide will start coming back in slowly

Good Tide Pool Beaches to go to low tide: Monterey and Pacific Grove beaches are beautiful but can be very foggy. Lover’s Pt in Pacific Grove is my favorite. Capitola Beach, heading away from the village towards Aptos has great tide pools, lots of parking in mornings. Pleasure Point Beaches (at the end of 41st Ave, Santa Cruz there is a FREE parking lot), and West Cliff Drive Beaches, Santa Cruz ( walking away from the lighthouse going North at low tide there is a picturesque rock you can walk through that is the entrance to a pretty little pocket beach. FREE parking lot by lighthouse). Heading north on Hwy 1, Davenport has some great tide pool beaches as well.

Tell me if you found an sea treasures. My kids always do.

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