Public access to the coastline is guaranteed by California law. Coastwalk monitors access issues and helps ensure that the public can respectfully enjoy all that it has to offer.
Coastwalk educates the public and decision makers about our fragile coastline and coastal resources. It strives to preserve, protect and restore our beautiful coast and ocean.
Coastwalk works with the State Coastal Conservancy and others to complete the California Coastal Trail. Here, Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer of the Coastal Conservancy, points to a new pedestrian bridge made possible by funding from the Conservancy. Thank you Conservancy!
Coastwalk California works with its partners, the Coastal Conservancy, the Coastal Commission, State Parks and others, to complete the California Coastal Trail. The Trail is more than sixty percent complete and will run unbroken from Oregon to Mexico.
Coastwalk provides resources for trail users including maps, podcasts and information that will enhance the user’s experience. The Trail is used by millions in various ways at different locations. It provides healthy and free outdoor recreation for all.
This year’s 30th Anniversary Season of Coastwalks is a hit! With registrations up from 2012 and several walks only a few spots away from selling out, be sure to make your reservation soon! The Majestic Del Norte Coastwalk, back after a hiatus, and the San Luis Obispo Coastwalk have only a few spots left before [...]read more...
Huell Howser, who did a segment about Coastwalk and the California Coastal Trail in a program titled California’s Golden Coast passed away on Monday, January 7 at the age of 67. To read the New York Times obituary, click here. He contributed greatly in sharing all the wonderful places of California with its public. Mr. Howser also [...]
Coastwalk Awarded New Grant From Coastal Conservancy to Fund Formation of Coastal Trail Alliance Coastwalk was awarded a new $300,000 grant by the State Coastal Conservancy’s Board of Directors in November. Coastwalk, with help and funding from the Conservancy, will be working to develop a collaborative network of cities, counties and other agencies that own [...]
Volunteer Trail Work Day
WHEN: Saturday April 20 at 9:00 AM, until 1:00 or 2:00 PM
WHERE: Bear Valley Visitors Center in Point Reyes National Seashore
(meet at the big red barn just off Bear Valley Road)
Pot luck BBQ after the work, if you want to stay.
Come join us in celebrating 30 years of Coastwalks along the California Coastal Trail!
We have a great line up this year from Del Norte all the way down to Catalina Island. several “no-pack backpacks”, a “book club” weekend on the Sonoma Coast, a kids overnight at the Aquarium, a family weekend on the beach in Ventura and so much more!
Click below to sign up for a walk today!Schedule
Learn more about the California Coast through stories and a recent interview with the late Peter Douglas by clicking the button below.
Maps and more of the California Coastal Trail, a network of public trails for walkers, bikers, equestrians, wheelchair riders and others along the 1200-mile California coastline.