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According to Greatoutdoor.com:
"At the turn of the century, this secluded cove was settled by immigrant fishermen who were attracted by the vast beds of abalone off the peninsula. Once the abalone were depleted, the discovery of a geothermal sulfur hot springs brought the development of an ocean-side health spa and resort to the area.
An earthquake in the 1930s all but closed off the springs, causing the resort's demise. The buildings eventually succumbed to the forces of nature and all that remains today are crumbling cement foundations and the ruins of the once lush sea-side garden patios and palm groves."Although it was a bit crowded, we saw some really amazing things and it was my last tide pool trip with my friends V&T, the ones who had introduced me to tide pools in the first place, before they moved abroad. I couldn't believe how deep the fissures in the rock were and how much life each one contained. We even saw an elusive Spanish Shawl nudibranch sea slug! Unfortunately, it seemed to be sick or dying, but it was still beautiful. Here are some photos:
Just to give you an idea . . .