Essential handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's coastline. Contains information on more than 890 public access coastal areas and includes extensive information on environmental issues. Features articles covering a broad range of topics, including natural history, marine and coastal wildlife, environmental issues, and sports and recreation.
Foreword INTRODUCTION Coastal Access Program Public and Private Rights Hazards, Safety, and Liability Children and the Coast Protecting Marine Wildlife Caring for the Coast Boating and Boating Safety Beach Water Quality Access for Persons with Disabilities National Parks and Recreation Areas State Parks and Beaches Marine Sanctuaries Natural Reserves, Preserves, and Refuges Envi ronmen tal Camping Coastal Hostels Geology of the Coast Erosion Climate History of the Coast Historic Landmarks How to Use the Guide DEL NORTE COUNTY Oregon Border to Crescent City Crescent City Redwood National Park/Klamath River HUMBOLDT COUNTY Northern Humboldt Coast Orick to Patrick's Point Trinidad to the Mad River Humboldt Bay Humboldt Bay/Eel River Southern Humboldt Coast MENDOCINO COUNTY Northern Mendocino Coast Fort Bragg/Caspar Caspar/Mendocino Albion/Elk/Manchester Southern Mendocino Coast SONOMA COUNTY Northern Sonoma Coast Stillwater Cove to Russian River Russian River Jenner to Bodega Bay Bodega Bay MARIN COUNTY Tomales Bay East Tomales Bay West Point Reyes West Point Reyes South Bolinas Stinson Beach/Mount Tamalpais Marin Headlands SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY Northern San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Ocean Beach Golden Gate Park to Fort Funston SAN MATEO COUNTY Daly City/Pacifica Montara/Moss Beach Princeton/Half Moon Bay Mid-Coast Southern San Mateo Coast SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Northern Santa Cruz Coast City of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Harbor Area Live Oak Capitola Capitola to the Pajaro River MONTEREY COUNTY Moss Landing/ Elkhorn Slough Marina/Seaside/Monterey Pacific Grove 17-Mile Drive/Carmel Northern Big Sur Big Sur Southern Big Sur SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY San Simeon San Simeon/Cambria Cayucos/North Morro Bay South Morro Bay Avila Beach/Northern Pismo Beach Pismo Beach SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Northern Santa Barbara Coast Point Conception to Naples Isla Vista/Goleta City of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Harbor Area City of Santa Barbara/Montecito Summerland/Carpinteria Channel Islands Anacapa and Santa Barbara Island VENTURA COUNTY Northern Ventura Coast Pitas Point to the City of Ventura City of Ventura Oxnard/Port Hueneme Southern Ventura Coast LOS ANGELES COUNTY Western Malibu Point Dume/Malibu Malibu Pier to Topanga Beach Santa Monica Mountains West Santa Monica Mountains East Pacific Palisades/Santa Monica/Venice Marina Del Rey Playa del Rey/Manhattan Beach/Hermosa Beach King Harbor/Redondo Beach Torrance/Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes/Point Fermin San Pedro/Los Angeles Harbor City of Long Beach Long Beach/Alamitos Bay Santa Catalina Island East Santa Catalina Island West ORANGE COUNTY Seal Beach/Huntington Harbor Huntington Harbor Newport Beach Upper Newport Bay to Crystal Cove State Park Laguna Beach South Laguna/Dana Point San Clemente SAN DIEGO COUNTY Camp Pendleton Oceanside Carlsbad Encinitas Cardiff/Solana Beach Del Mar/Torrey Pines Scripps/La Jolla La Jolla Bluffs La Jolla Pacific Beach/Mission Beach Mission Bay Ocean Beach Point Loma City of San Diego Coronado South Bay/Imperial Beach Afterword/Acknowledgements Selected References Index
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