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California Coastal Access Guide, Seventh Edition (Paperback)
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From the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, the California coast is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This thoroughly revised and expanded 7th edition of the California Coastal Access Guide is an essential travel handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,271-mile shoreline. With up-to-date maps and information, it is an invaluable travel guide for all coastal visitors—beachgoers, hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, surfers, anglers, and boaters—detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect.
The 7th edition features:
--Information on more than 1,150 public access areas
--Descriptions of campgrounds, trails, recreation areas, and visitor centers
--Addresses, directions, and phone numbers
--Information on wheelchair-accessible trails and facilities
--Easy-to-read charts listing facilities and amenities
--More than 170 color maps showing roads, trails and topography
--More than 360 color photographs
About the Author
The California Coastal Commission was created by the voters of California, who adopted an initiative measure in 1972 that formed the Commission and gave it broad powers to plan and protect the coast. 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 maximize public access and public recreational opportunities along the coast in a manner consistent with environmental preservation. The California Coastal Access Guide, which was created with the objectives in mind, will prove indispensable to anyone with a desire to explore the magnificent diversity of California’s beaches.
"Kick off those flip-flops, and prepare to nestle your toes in the sand. The California Coastal Commission's newly updated 'California Coastal Access Guide' will guide you to every nook and cranny along the Golden State's 1,271-mile coastline."
— San Jose Mercury News