Marine mammals such as sea lions and harbor seals can be spotted along the coast; gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja California.
California State Beach Parks:
Golden State Adventures -
Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Castle Rock is an island located a half mile offshore of Crescent City, California.
A 14-acre offshore rock with steep cliffs and sparse vegetation - The refuge is not open to public access.
Established in 1981 to protect an important migration staging area of the endangered Aleutian Canada goose.
Second largest seabird breeding colony in California.
Doheny State Beach - Dana Point CA
Doheny State Beach is two parks in one - with camping in the southern area (with some campsites only steps away from the beach)
and day use in the northern area, where there is a five-acre lawn with picnic facilities and
volleyball courts. Surfing is popular, but is restricted to the north end of the beach. Surf fishing is also popular.
Harry Merlo State Recreation Area
North Humboldt County
Adjacent to Humboldt Lagoons State Park, this area is a popular place for visitors who like to fish.
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
North Humboldt County
A marshland habitat with a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals.
The park offers boating, fishing, bird watching, beach combing, hiking and if you bring your own boat then enjoy exploring the lagoon.
Little River State Beach
Little River State Beach features dunes and a broad open beach.
The beach is bordered on the north by Little River and on the south by
Clam Beach County Park which provides camping and day use facilities.
Oceano Dunes SVRA
Only state park where vehiciles drive onto the beach sand. Over 5.5 miles of beachfront
for popular activities such as surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding, nature trails, camping and bird watching.
Pismo State Beach
There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers. The park has the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.
Wi-fi service upto 150 foot range from the park restaurant.
Patrick's Point State Park
North Humboldt County
A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean
offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.
See also a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, and three family campgrounds.
Redwood National Park
The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) features an impressive diversity of nature.
Considered as one of the most unique ecosystems on our planet where there is a serene balance
between ancient coast redwood groves, gray whales, black bears, banana slugs and much more.
Includes Del Norte, Jedediah Smith and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
Visit the world famous Redwood groves containing the largest redwoods.
San Clemente State Beach
Popular with surfers, this one-mile long beach strip also offers skin diving, swimming, body surfing
and scenic bluff top nature hike trails.
A dramatic setting and invigorating air satisfy its many visitors, whatever their interest, energy level or state of mind.
San Onofre State Beach
Featuring 3.5 miles of sandy beaches, this place includes the blufftop
San Mateo campground and the very famous surf spot, Trestles Beach.
Silver Strand State Beach
Following along the isthmus connecting Coronado Island to Imperial Beach with extensive beachfront facilities
on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Combined with the area’s mild climate, the beaches make Silver Strand
one of the area’s finest recreation destinations. Camping, fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, water-skiing, volleyball, and
picnicking are popular activities. Anglers can fish for perch, corbina, grunion and yellow-fin croaker.
Trinidad State Beach
This beautiful California State Beach is tucked in a secluded cove near the town of Trinidad.
Take a short hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach.
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Many beachfront area rentals available, but vacancies disappear fast for this area.
U.S.S. Hornet Museum [CV-12]
Historic Aircraft Carrier that played a major part in the Pacific Sea Battles of World War II, the Vietnam War and was later
instrumental in the recovery of the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts. Today this floating museum features ship tours
and exhibits of historic vintage and modern combat aircraft and weaponry and a exciting flight simulator ride.
Sleepover activities available for families and youth groups in the crew quarters with meals served in the mess hall.
California State Beaches
There are many great state beach parks along the California coast. Always a popular boy scout camping experience
with usually mild climate year round and easy access.
Related activities include swimming, fishing, camping, cooking, surfing, scenic bike trails, beachfront night hikes.
And most campgrounds have very generous open fire rules.
California State Parks
For a wide range of urban, desert, mountain, forest and valley settings.
Many trail and backpacking opportunities are featured.
Tour Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is the jewel in the crown of America’s scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada.
Hikers cross the beauty of the desert, glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada,
and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade Range.
The trail also passes through historic mining sites and evidence of human’s endless quest
for natural resources.
San Diego Paradise Point Resort - Mission Bay
San Diego's premiere vacation island oasis offers 44-acres of lush, tropical gardens surrounded by the famous Mission Bay Recreation Area.
Nestled among sparkling waters and long open beaches, the full service Spa and spacious conference center at Paradise provide an ideal setting for a leisure getaway or a productive meeting.
With blue skies, pristine beaches and warm breezes off the Pacific, Paradise Point Resort and Spa captures the soul of Southern California.
Only ten minutes to the San Diego Temple.
Tour Palm Springs
Palm Springs is popularly known as the winter-golf capital of the world with almost 100
well kept golf courses. Here are a few that we consider to be the best.
Area attractions include the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Air Museum,
Palm Springs Desert Museum, El Paseo shopping, Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Spa Hotel & Casino - Palm Springs,
Auga Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, Joshua Tree National Park, Shields Date Gardens - Indio, and Desert Adventures/Canyon Jeep Tours.