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California Coastal Access Guide

ISBN-10: 0520240987
ISBN-13: 9780520240988
Edition: 6th 2003
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Description: 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 theCalifornia Coastal  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

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 theCalifornia Coastal Access Guideis 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. TheCalifornia 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.

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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