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.



FEBRUARY 9, 2024

6.5-mile hike on the California Coastal Trail

This moderate hike on the wet sand is for all ages! Super Low Tide -1.80 feet at 3:23 PM; Sunset 5:30

A guided walk on the CCT during the only tides low enough to allow passage on the beach. A rare opportunity to walk the sand and cross the headlands exposed by this tide. We will start at Paradise Cove, where food and drink may be available at the restaurant. We’ll walk past hidden Malibu mansions, tide pools and beaches. We will walk Paradise Cove, Escondido Beach, Malibu Cove Colony, Latigo Beach, Dan Blocker Beach, Puerco Beach, Corral Beach, Amarillo Beach and Malibu Beach to Malibu Lagoon.

Click here to Learn More & to Register for this Free Day Hike


Coastal Podcasts

Learn more about the history of the California Coast through stories and a recent interview with the late Peter Douglas with our Stories of the Coast Podcasts.

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

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.