Saturated Cypress Point Slips and Slides

All the wet weather we’ve had this winter has taken its toll on bluffs all along the California coast, and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is no exception. The saturated earth has weakened and softened, trees are uprooting, fences are falling, and Cypress Point is on the move! The photo provided by Ranger Sarah Lenz shows a crack in the earth just north of Cypress Point where part of the bluff has slumped down towards the beach.

Cypress Point bluff cracks and slumps toward the beach

Cypress Point bluff cracks and slumps toward the beach

Sarah reports:

Because of the heavy rain fall the access from the main beach to the south around Cypress Point is temporarily closed due to a landslide.

Tidepooling access is open on the north end of the main beach and at Seal Cove.

Please use caution near all coastal bluffs as landslides can occur at anytime without warning.

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