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California Coastal Access Guide / Edition 1
     

California Coastal Access Guide / Edition 1

by California Coastal Commis
 

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ISBN-10: 0520240987

ISBN-13: 9780520240988

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: University of California Press


The California coast, from the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the California Coastal Access Guide is an essential handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,100

Overview


The California coast, from the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the California Coastal Access Guide is an essential handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,100-mile shoreline. With up-to-date maps and information, it is a valuable guide for all beachgoers—hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, wheelchair users, joggers, and boaters—detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect.

The Guide contains:

o information on more than 890 public access coastal areas

o Clear descriptions of campgrounds, trails, recreation areas, transportation, and parking

o Addresses, phone numbers, websites, transit information, and hours of use

o Information on wheelchair-accessible facilities

o Easy-to-read charts listing facilities and topographical features

o 125 updated maps providing directions and driving distances

o 15 full-color county maps

o More than 300 illustrations

o Also contained in this handbook is extensive information on environmental issues, updated to account for changing ecological conditions and conservation strategies. Feature articles cover a broad range of topics, including natural history, marine and coastal wildlife, environmental issues, and sports and recreation.

Over thirty years ago California voters approved an initiative that led to the creation of the California Coastal Commission. Later, the California Coastal Act of 1976 established the Commission as a permanent state agency with a mission to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of the coastal environment. One of the Commission's principal goals is to maintain public access and public recreational opportunities along the coast in a way consistent with environmental preservation. The California Coastal Access Guide, which was created with these objectives in mind, will prove indispensable to anyone with a desire to explore the magnificent diversity of California's beaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240988
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


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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