Our Mission

To ensure the right of all people to reach and responsibly enjoy the California coast.

Our Vision

A well-stewarded California coast, highly prized as an irreplaceable commons, open to all. 

The California Coastal Trail Association

Connecting Trails and Communities along the California Coastline.

Our Work

To complete the California Coastal Trail, a ribbon of coastal protection stretching over 1,200 miles of coastline.

Coastwalk/CCTA is the ONLY statewide non-profit organization with the mission to promote, steward, and ensure completion of the California Coastal Trail.

2024 Coastwalk Schedule

Coastwalk Coastal Cleanup

Ocotober 2021


Looking to volunteer for a cleanup day or even lead a hike? We’re always looking for Food Angels too. Sign up today and we’ll reach out ASAP with opportunities for you!

Santa Cruz Coastwalk

September 2023

Coastal Podcasts

Learn more about the history of the California Coast with our Stories of the Coast Podcasts.

Coastwalk Coastal Cleanup

January 2020


Looking to co-lead a nature walk with us? Or maybe partner on social media posts? Reach out today – we’re always up for another adventure.

Coastal Trail Videos

Watch videos on various segments of the the California Coastal Trail produced by KCET with support provided by the California Coastal Commission.

Santa Barbara Classic Coastwalk

August 2019

Help Us Meet Our Goal

Imagine a ribbon of protection stretching along the coastline from Oregon to Mexico, that is the California Coastal Trail. The Coastal Trail would not exist without the support of individuals like you, who care about coastal preservation and access. By donating today, you can help keep our organization to reach that goal.