Overview of Shell Beach

Shell Beach

Shell Beach
California South
USA West


Site Review by
 Chris Groll
Date: 07/15/2003


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Chris Groll Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Murrieta Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   17 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   200 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.13
This site is not for the beginner by any means. There is a Constant rip current about midway between Children's pool and Shell beach acting as a great aid in making your entry. Pick your entry point carefully as you will find yourself 10 ft deep and the next sitting on a hidden boulder you were tossed onto by the relentless surf. Some say there is also a rip that brings you into the south end of the beach for your return but I have still yet to find it. This is an EXCELLENT spot for Lobster. Nice Wall about 100 yds or so out and south of the beach and about 75-10yds north of the Children's pool Sea Wall. The vis can range from horrible to 15 ft day to day but study this site carefully and do not exhaust yourself, save it for the return swim!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    1.00
Intermediate:    2.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2003
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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