Sunset Cliffs is a well known surfing location. There also a vast tidepool area located at the base of the cliffs. There is a staircase that leads to the beach and tidepool area that provides easy access. The tidepools consist of a large flat area covered by algae. This large flat area has shallow channels where ocean water moves in and out with the tide. The whole area is covered by water at mid to higher tides. Most of the tidepool life lives in these channels. Sea anemones, snails and small fish are the most common animals found in this area. The northern part of the tidepool area has a more contour where low rock formations provide suitable homes for tidepool life.