Big Sur Spectacular 2020

Big Sur Spectacular

Experience the spectacular coastline of Big Sur!

Big Sur Spectacular

Big Sur Spectacular

Big Sur Spectacular

Big Sur Spectacular

Big Sur Spectacular

May 31- June 5, 2020

6 days/5 nights

Rating: Strenuous with moderate options

Max Capacity: 20

$775 Non-Member Price

$750 Coastwalk Member Price

This is Coastwalk’s first walk in Big Sur for several years so, while we have pre-hiked these trails, Big Sur winter weather is as wild as its coastline so be prepared for beauty, redwoods, poison oak, wildflowers, ticks, jaw-dropping ocean views (for which we will pay in steep climbs) and changes to our itinerary. The long hikes will be strenuous; shorter hikes of less than 3 miles with minimum elevation changes will be available. These hikes will provide participants additional time to loiter, explore, and experience a smaller but no less stunning area.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

We will first explore Big Sur’s south coast, camping at Plaskett Creek, less than ½ mile from beautiful Sand Dollar Beach. Every day promises sweeping ocean views of this barely tamed stretch of coast. Using Plaskett as our base we will take two hikes high in the rugged Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness, walking through canyons, ridges, flats and redwoods. Then we pack up and move north to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park which will serve as our base for two more hikes, one in the Park and one along the coastal bluffs of Andrew Molera State Park.

TRIP INCLUDES:

Camping & parking fees; guided hiking; nightly dinners; shuttle transportation; gear haul; evening programs; dinners, hot water/coffee, light breakfast and lunch fixings.

FACILITIES:

You will be camping out each night so you will need appropriate gear including sleeping bag, mattress or pad, and tent with rain fly. Since seating at some of the camp sites is minimal, we recommend you bring a folding chair. These items and your personal duffel bag will be transported from camp to camp. You will not need to carry them during the day.

 CAMPGROUNDS:

  • Nights 1, 2 & 3: Plaskett Creek Campground – no showers
  • Nights 4 & 5: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park – hot showers (Token-operated. Campers may purchase tokens in $1 increments at the entrance kiosk or select bathrooms throughout the campground. $1 = 2 tokens = 4 minutes).

DAILY HIKING:

3 to 10 miles per day

TYPES OF HIKING SURFACES:

Canyon, ridge and bluff trails, varying surfaces from sand to gravel to mud. Trekking poles provide excellent stability, especially while crossing tricky terrain and streams.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:

There are no additional fitness requirements for this trip.

PARKING:

Cars will be parked at or near each campground.

CLIMATE

Ocean temperatures are normally in the mid- to upper-50s year-round so expect moderate temperatures with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the high-40s. There may be morning fog. Rain is unlikely but is a possibility. It can be windy on the bluffs, beaches and ridge lines.

SHOWERS

There are no showers at Plaskett Creek. Consider bringing a solar shower bag if you have one.

TRANSPORTATION:

Meet at Plaskett Creek Campground May 31. We encourage you to carpool to Big Sur; information about carpooling TBA.

Hikers will have their own vehicles at each of the camp sites so they may bring and keep whatever they like in them.

FOOD:

Coffee (and decaf), juice, and milk will be available each morning, as well as a variety of breakfast and lunch foods. Soft drinks will be available each day to refresh you contingent on donations to the food kitty.

Dinners are provided each evening.

You will only need to carry lunch items, water and layers while hiking.

BE SURE TO BRING:

Cash for showers at Pfeiffer Big Sur state Park.

BE SURE NOT TO BRING:

Shorts.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY WILL CHANGE AS TRAIL CONDITIONS CHANGE AND OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOP.

May 31 – Arrive for orientation no later than 1pm

  • Hike to Pacific Valley Bluffs – 3 miles out and back.
  • Camp at Plaskett Creek

June 1 – Maps #1 & 2

  • Shuttle to Kirk Creek Campground (5-mile/10-minute drive) & Limekiln State Park (7.5-mile/12-minute drive).
  • Long hike: Vicente Flat Trail from Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat, return – 10 miles out and back, 1700’.
  • Shuttle back to camp.
  • Camp at Plaskett Creek

June 2 – Maps #3 & 4

  • Shuttle to Cruikshank Trailhead (7.2-mile/11-minute drive) & Soda Springs Trail Trailhead (9.8-mile/15-minute drive).
  • Long hike: Cruikshank Trail to Upper Cruikshank Camp to Buckeye Trail to Salmon Creek Ranger Station– 8.5 miles, 1600’.
  • Shuttle back to camp.
  • Camp at Plaskett Creek

June 3 – Map #5 & 6

  • Pack up in morning, staff moves Coastwalk gear to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (35-miles/1-hour drive)
  • All vehicles moved and Coastwalkers will drive and park at Partingon Cove trailhead.
  • Long hikers drive from Plaskett Campground to Partington Cove Trailhead and Fire Road Trail – 24-mile/35-minute drive.
  • Long hike: Partington Cove/Tanbark Trail to Tin House to Fire Road Trail to Highway 1 to Partington Cove – 6.4 mile loop; 1900’. Walk down to Partington Cove – 1 mile out and back.
  • Drive to camp at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

June 4 – Map #7

  • Shuttle to Andrew Molera SP
  • Long hike: Creamery Meadow Trail to Bluffs Trail to Panorama Trail to Ridge Trail – 9-mile loop, 1100’.
  • Short hike: Creamery Meadow Trail to Molera Beach, return via Beach Trail– 2-mile loop, flat.
  • Shuttle back to camp.
  • Goodbye drinks at Nepenthe
  • Camp at Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

June 5

  • Buzzards Roost – 5-mile loop, 800’.
  • Adios!

 

  • Hiking shoes, boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Waterproof sandals
  • Spare walking shoes & laces
  • Comfy camp shoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Water-proof windbreaker/ or parka for cold nights
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt (protection against sunburn, poison oak, and bugs)
  • Layers for upper body
  • Hat for sun protection that ties under chin
  • Beanie for cold, windy conditions
  • Other clothing – underwear, T-shirts, lots of socks, etc.
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (minimum 30 spf)
  • Natural bug repellant
  • Personal first aid kit (band aids, blister pads)
  • Personal medicines
  • Day pack
  • Plate, cup, bowl, and eating utensils
  • Sturdy Tupperware for leftovers
  • Flashlight & headlamp with new batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • Folding camp chair
  • Tent & Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • REUSABLE Water Bottle
  • Trail snacks (power bars or jerky)
  • Credit Card & cash for camp showers and treats
  • Solar shower if there is no shower at campsite
  • Shower towel

What’s Included:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Breakfast:

  • Coffee: (Regular in percolator with caffeine free available upon request), Teas, Cocoa, Juice, Milk (1/2 & 1/2, 2% Milk, Soy & Almond Milks)
  • Sweeteners- (sugar, honey)
  • Yogurt
  • Biscotti
  • Hot Cereals (Instant Oatmeal, and prepare it yourself steel cut oats available)
  • Granola
  • Walnuts or assorted nuts
  • Fruit (fresh)- (Blueberries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges / Cuties)
  • Fruit (dried)- Raisins & Craisins

Lunch:

  • Breads- (Multi Grail & Gluten Free)
  • Almond Butter
  • Fruit spreads
  • Cold Cuts
  • Cheeses (sliced)
  • Condiments, (Mustard, Mayonnaise)
  • Butter, (Regular and dairy free)

Dinner: 

  • Dinners are included unless otherwise noted and will be provided by Coastwalk’s Volunteer Food Angels. 

Our Chuckwagon Wrangler will do their best to accommodate you but if you have special dietary needs please bring your food in a small cooler and we will be sure to provide you with ice throughout the trip.

Bob Adams: I was born to a mom that loved taking her dogs for long walks. It was the 50’s & 60’s and San Francisco was a much less “developed” area, offering large areas to hike or drive to one of the many open coastal properties nearby for a daily 4-6-mile walk.

My dad would arrange family gatherings and camping adventures throughout the Western United States. I then spent 24 years flying Air Force Cargo Aircraft around the world which afforded me access to hiking and camping opportunities throughout the globe so that I was able to hike on every continent-including Antarctica!

Alone, with family or like-minded groups I have spent my years with a love of the outdoors. I spent 20 years as a RN at medical, surgical, oncology hospitals units.

 I joined Coastwalk several years ago for another opportunity to discover new hiking and camping experiences and have been a Chuckwagon Wrangler supporting Coastwalks in almost every coastal county. This is my first year as a Walk Leader & organizer and I look forward to sharing some of my favorite hiking areas with like-minded friends & coastal enthusiasts”.

 

Tom Bliss

A Southern California native, Bliss has walked the Del Norte, San Luis Obispo, Lost Coast, Catalina and Sonoma Coastwalks, as well as the Santa Monica Backbone Trail.

 

 

 

Volunteer Support Staff:

Donna Barett, Mike & Susie Minky, Gail Williams, Linda Schwaberaw.

 

Maps: Click on the links below if you would like to download and print your own maps.

Map #1 – http://www.redwoodhikes.com/BigSur/Vicente.html

 

Map #2 – http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_limekiln.html

 

 

 

Map #3 – https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/buckeye-trail-silver-peak-wilderness-big-sur/

Map #4 – https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/cruickshank-trail-silver-peak-wilderness-big-sur/

Map #5 – http://www.redwoodhikes.com/BigSur/TanBark.html

 

 

 

Map #6 – http://www.hikinginbigsur.com/hikes_millcreek.html

 

 

 

Map #7 – http://www.redwoodhikes.com/BigSur/Panorama.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magical Monterey Peninsula

September 27-October 1, 2020

Magical Monterey

Magical Monterey

Magical Monterey

Magical Monterey

Magical Monterey

Magical Monterey

5 days/4 nights

Rating: Moderate with Easy Options

Max Capacity: 20

$575 Non-Member Price

$550 Coastwalk Member Price

Walk with us as we journey North along the scenic Monterey Peninsula. Begin your journey at spectacular Point Lobos State Natural Preserve. Continue your journey past scenic Carmel by the sea and into the heights, beauty and uniqueness of the Del Monte Forest where glorious vistas surround you on all sides. Descend to the coast at Spanish Bay. Follow the coast as it winds North until it becomes the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Be astounded as we walk the sands of Fort Ord Dunes State Park, seeing the miles of quiet sand dunes vs the clash of sea and shore we had just experienced.

 

 

We will meet and our vehicles will remain at a group camping site located in Monterey Veterans Memorial Park. We will shuttle to the start of our hikes and their return. Hikes can experience a vertical change of 700 ft. While most of the hike is along packed dirt, there are some uneven areas with protruding rocks, roots, and minor obstructions. Each day, you have the option of doing the longer hikes or walk less and spend more time in chosen areas. We will provide options for both breakfast and lunch. If you have any special requests regarding diet -please let your Walk Leader know. Dinners will be prepared by volunteer “food angels” who support Coastwalk. We ask that you bring any personal food or drug items in well-marked sturdy containers to be placed in one of our ice chests. To all, please bring a marked container for leftovers. (they are equally great along the trail the next day). Do bring along a camp chair for a comfortable time around the campfire. You will have your vehicles nearby each day so transporting items should not be an issue.  

TRIP INCLUDES:

Camping & parking fees; guided hiking; nightly dinners, (except one evening); shuttle transportation; evening programs, hot water/coffee, Tea or Cocoa. An assortment of breakfast and lunch items will be available but please do let us know if you have any needs or preferences. Also available will be leftovers from the previous evening so we suggest you bring sturdy resalable containers. Coastwalk cannot sell alcoholic beverages. 

 

 FACILITIES: You will be camping out each night so you will need appropriate gear including sleeping bag, mattress or pad, and tent with rain fly. Since seating at some of the camp sites is minimal, we recommend you bring a camp chair. Your vehicle will remain at our camp. You will need only a day pack each day. Dinner will be presented most evening at our camp with a campfire session to follow.  

 CAMPGROUNDS:

All nights will camped at Monterey Veterans Memorial Park. Potable water, restrooms, and showers are available.

AVERAGE DAILY HIKING:

5 to 11 miles per day

TYPES OF HIKING SURFACES:

Coastal bluffs on small tracks and wide trails; sandy beaches. Some hilly trails one day. Uneven terrain may be encountered

ELEVATION GAINS & LOSSES:

fairly level except one day. (700 ft. change.)

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:

There are no additional fitness requirements for this trip.

PARKING:

We will be meeting no later than 1 PM at Monterey Veterans Memorial Park group Campsite. You may choose to drive your own vehicle to join our final day of hiking in Fort Ord Dunes State Park

 

CLIMATE & CLOTHING:

The ocean is our climate control (water temperatures are in the lower 50s year around) so you can expect relatively cool temperatures with highs mainly in the mid-60s during the middle of the day and lows in the low 50s during the evening and early morning. There may be some morning fog that will burn off by about 10:00 am. Rain is not likely but is a possibility- we should have a fair handle on this at the time of the walk – a lightweight windbreaker is advised. It does get windy on the bluffs and beaches. You’ll definitely want a sweater and/ or jacket in the evenings and mornings; layering is usually best. Fleece is a warm, comfortable option. Otherwise, you can use your judgment about clothing when temperatures are in this range (the humidity can be fairly high which can affect how the air temperature affects your comfort). Bring sturdy hiking shoes that are comfortable and in good condition. A trekking pole provides excellent stability while crossing tricky terrain and rocks and can offer good support while tide pooling.

WATER!!

Potable water is readily available at our base camp and opportunities to replenish are generally available along the trail.  You will need to carry you own daily fluids during our hikes.

TRANSPORTATION:

Your vehicle will be present at our camp for the entire hike so you may keep what you wish in them. We will shuttle to and from our daily hikes except as chosen on our final day. Be sure and notify volunteers if you desire to accompany the “Long” or the “Short” hikes.  

FOOD:

Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, juice, and milk, (dairy and non-dairy), will be available each morning, as well as a variety of breakfast foods. We brew a large pot of coffee but decaf can be prepared upon request. A variety of lunch items such as breads, (whole grain and gluten free), almond butter, honey, spreads, cheeses, cold cuts and condiments will be available as well as leftovers. Soft drinks will be available each day.  Dinners are provided each evening including the last night Coastwalk hosted dinner at a Cannery Row Restaurant. You will only need to carry lunch items and water while hiking. See attached food provision note.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITINERARY MAY CHANGE AS NEW TRAILS AND OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOP ON THIS ADVENTURE.

Day 1: Meet at Veterans Park at p.m.

Hike: Presidio View – Summit – Scenic Road loop. 1.5 miles

Hike description: Orient to the park where you will be camping for the next 4 nights. This hike begins with a long set of steep stairs. Your reward for the short climb is views of Monterey Peninsula, including Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Monterey Bay. It’s heavily forested lovely, and a piece of nature much appreciated by the locals.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Elevation gain: 300′

No shuttles – hike is to/from camp.

If the above is too short or if there is other interest:

Day 1 ALT: Meet at Veterans Park at p.m.

Hike: Veterans Park to “Path of History” in Old Town Monterey

Hike description: Take trail to Paraiso Park, just downhill from Veterans Park and then walk a few city blocks to explore the “Path of History”. (See https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/575/files/MontereySHPFinalWeb080814.pdf). Hike back up to Veterans.

Distance: >3 miles

Elevation gain: ~400′

No shuttles – hike is to/from camp.

 

Day 2: Shuttle to Whaler’s Cove parking lot in Pt Lobos State Natural Preserve.

Hike: Whaler’s Cove to Bird Rock via the coastal trails

Hike Description: From the parking lot, hike an out and back to Granite Point. Returning to the Cove we shall visit the Whaler’s cabin, observe its displays and learn much of the history of this area from its docents. We shall circle the peninsula via the North and South Shore Trail, with diversions looping the Cypress Grove Trail and Sea Lion Point. Our final destination at Bird Rock Parking Lot will provide access to the Bird Island Trail and Gibson Beach.  You have the option of joining the longer hike along the coastal trails or shuttle to various sites with us.

Distance: 8 – 10 miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal change but trail can be uneven with protruding rocks, roots, and other minor obstructions.

Shuttle will pick up at the Bird Rock Parking Lot

 

Day 3: Meet at Carmel Beach bathrooms.

Hike: Carmel to Bird Rock, (different from the one at Pt. Lobos) on the CCT, with diversion through Morse Botanical Reserve.

Hike description: Hike leaves Carmel on the historic Redondo Real Beach Trail, leaving the CCT at the end of Redondo Real Beach Trail we will proceed right for a diversion through the SFB Morse Botanical Reserve (Pescadero Canyon Trail (green) – Bamboo Trail (green) – Sawmill Gulch (green) – orange connector – Crawford (orange) – Fire Road 2 – Bamboo Trail (green) – Pescadero Canyon (green)) back to where we left the CCT. The CCT proceeds as single-track through the residential neighborhoods and past the golf courses of the very tony Pebble Beach, returning to the coastline at Bird Rock.

Distance: ~8 miles

Elevation Gain: Maybe 700′

Shuttle will pick up at Bird Rock.

 

 

Day 4: Meet at Bird Rock

Hike: Bird Rock to Fisherman’s Wharf

Hike description: Hike the CCT as it follows the coastline of the Monterey Peninsula, from Pebble Beach to Monterey. The first section of this hike is on Coastal Trail alongside the famous 17-Mile Drive and past many of its way points (Bird Rock, China Rock, Point Joe, Spanish Bay), then diverts off of 17-Mile Drive to continue along the coast on the Spanish Bay boardwalk. We continue on Asilomar Beach, along the Asilomar coastline (boardwalks and trail) and on Coastal Trail from Point Pinos to Lovers Point, where we pick up paved coastal recreational trail to Fisherman’s Wharf near historic Cannery Row. We shall partake of an early dinner at one of the excellent restaurants before our return to camp.

Distance: ~8.5 miles.

Elevation Gain: <50′.

Shuttles will pick up at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Day 5:

Our final day will be spent exploring the coastal dunes that make up Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

  • Hiking shoes, boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Waterproof sandals
  • Spare walking shoes & laces
  • Comfy camp shoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Water-proof windbreaker/ or parka for cold nights
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt (protection against sunburn, poison oak, and bugs)
  • Layers for upper body
  • Hat for sun protection that ties under chin
  • Beanie for cold, windy conditions
  • Other clothing – underwear, T-shirts, lots of socks, etc.
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (minimum 30 spf)
  • Natural bug repellant
  • Personal first aid kit (band aids, blister pads)
  • Personal medicines
  • Day pack
  • Plate, cup, bowl, and eating utensils
  • Sturdy Tupperware for leftovers
  • Flashlight & headlamp with new batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • Folding camp chair
  • Tent & Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • REUSABLE Water Bottle
  • Trail snacks (power bars or jerky)
  • Credit Card & cash for camp showers and treats
  • Solar shower if there is no shower at campsite
  • Shower towel

 

What’s Included:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Breakfast:

  • Coffee: (Regular in percolator with caffeine free available upon request), Teas, Cocoa, Juice, Milk (1/2 & 1/2, 2% Milk, Soy & Almond Milks)
  • Sweeteners- (sugar, honey)
  • Yogurt
  • Biscotti
  • Hot Cereals (Instant Oatmeal, and prepare it yourself steel cut oats available)
  • Granola
  • Walnuts or assorted nuts
  • Fruit (fresh)- (Blueberries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges / Cuties)
  • Fruit (dried)- Raisins & Craisins

Lunch:

  • Breads- (Multi Grail & Gluten Free)
  • Almond Butter
  • Fruit spreads
  • Cold Cuts
  • Cheeses (sliced)
  • Condiments, (Mustard, Mayonnaise)
  • Butter, (Regular and dairy free)

Dinner: 

  • Dinners are included unless otherwise noted and will be provided by Coastwalk’s Volunteer Food Angels. 

 

Our Chuckwagon wrangler will do their best to accommodate you but if you have special dietary needs please bring your food in a small cooler and we will be sure to provide you with ice throughout the trip.

 

 

Day Hikes 2020

2020 Day Hike Series

Welcome to Coastwalk’s 2020 Day Hike Series!

April 18. 2020 (or April 25 if it rains) Point Reyes National Seashore - Marin County

Level: Moderate (mixed beach, trails, and stairs) 

Distance: 7 miles 

Meet at Main Post of Presidio at 9:30 

Cost: $25  

Join former Coastwalk ED Richard Nichol author of Hiking the California Coastal Trail and former Board member Brenda Nichols for one of the best hikes in Point Reyes. 
 
This hike will take us from the Visitor Center to the ridge, then a beautiful forested walk along the skyline trail. The trail drops off the ridge to the Coastal Trail before turning inland and return to the Visitor Center along the scenic Bear Valley Trail with many ferns, big trees and pretty creek. We can expect wildflowers and great views on this 11 mile moderate walk. Except for the 1.8 mile climb to the ridge the trail is rolling, downhill and flat. Some of the trail may be muddy so wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

June 14. 2020 Presidio and Lands' End, San Francisco (Rain Date June 21)

Level: moderate (mixed beach, trails, and stairs) 

Distance: 7 miles 

Meet at Main Post of Presidio at 9:30 

Cost: $25  

We’ll be hiking a scenic Coastal Trail section with old fortifications and restored habitat.  Hike will go to Lands’ End Lookout, with an optional extra 1 mile back down through the Presidio via El Polin Spring to see the El Polin spring water bubbling from serpentinite rock walls at the head of this riparian valley. This Coastwalk will also visit Mile Rock Beach. Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

Led by Ben Pease, Jack Leutza, and Marcia Popper 

July 18. 2020 Sonoma Coast State Beach Park (Kortum and Red Hill Trails)

Level: moderate
Distance: 8 miles
Meet at Duncan’s Landing parking at 9:30
Cost: $25 

Join former Coastwalk ED Richard Nichol- author of Hiking the California Coastal Trail and former Board member Brenda Nichols for a walk along the Kortum Trail. 

 We start at Duncan’s Landing where the ocean swells churn at dramatic Death Rock. We then walk sandy Wrights Beach before ascending to the bluff trail to Shell Beach. We turn inland and climb on the Pomo trail to Red Hill for views north and south. This hike has lots of variety: beach, a cove, redwood forest. We will talk about environmental hero and Coastwalk co-founder Bill Kortum and the part he played in saving the Sonoma Coast, and stories about the saving of Red Hill and the charming redwood forest on its slopes.

Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

October 4. 2020 - Angel Island, Marin County (Rain Date October 11)

Level: Easy to Moderate – The elevation gain is 800 ft 

Distance: less than 7mi.   

Meet at Tiburon Town Hall Lot –all day parking $410 minute walk to the Ferry 

Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $35

After a short ferry trip from Tiburon across Raccoon Strait, walkers will experience nature, culture, and history on Angel Island with incredible water views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Mt Tam and the East Bay $35 includes cost of roundtrip ferry & admission to Angel Island 

Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. Even in October, layered clothing is a good idea to cover the Bay’s variable seasonal conditions. 

Trans Catalina Trek 2020

Trans Catalina Trek

Registration Closed

TRANS CATALINA TREK

TRANS CATALINA TREK

TRANS CATALINA TREK

TRANS CATALINA TREK

TRANS CATALINA TREK

TRANS CATALINA TREK

7 days/6 nights

Rating: Strenuous

Max Capacity: 20

$1250 Non-Member Price

$1225 Coastwalk Member Price

Rarely offered 7-day supported trek of the entire Trans Catalina Trail  

Hike rugged Catalina Island end-to-end surrounded by wildflowers, roaming herds of bison, secluded beaches, endemic plants, hilly terrain and spectacular views while carrying only your daypack.  Let experienced leaders guide you on this 7-day, 6-night excursion while we transport your gear and provide you with hot morning beverages and post-hike appetizers.   You will cover roughly 60 miles, with daily hikes of 6-12 miles ending the day with a campfire or evening educational programs including a night sky astronomy demonstration and talk by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Trip cost includes round-trip ferry from the mainland, camp sites, gear haul, a private tour of the USC affiliated Wrigley Marine Science Center and its hyperbaric chamber in Two Harbors, an afternoon of kayaking in Little Harbor or an ocean swim, a visit to the historic Airport in the Sky, a walk through Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens, and time to explore the charming town of Avalon with a hosted dinner on the last evening.  

Rating: Strenuous Trip Leader approval required.  

Max capacity 20 

 

 

Guided, strenuous hiking, average 9 miles (shortest day 6mi., longest day 14 mi.) with elevation gains/losses; 7 days hiking/6 nights camping.  One hosted  dinner in Avalon on our last evening together, opportunities for you to purchase dinner at Two Harbors on May 18th at Harbor Reef restaurant & lunch at Airport in the Sky DC3 Grill on May 20th, and breakfast in Avalon on May 23rd-the remainder of meals not included. 

 20 capacity

 Walkers must meet fitness/hiking experience requirements set by hike leaders.

 One of the best parts of the trip is that your gear will be hauled from camp-to-camp. You will only need to carry your day pack with Dayhike necessities such as water, snacks, extra clothing, & sun protection. This is something you will really appreciate as we climb those Catalina hills. Evening appetizers are provided each evening.  There will be a day at the end of the trip to explore the quaint town of Avalon, with its museums, botanical garden, nature center, shops and restaurants.   You will work hard, you will learn a lot, and we hope you will enjoy this unique outback island adventure.

 Types of Hiking Surfaces:

Hardpacked dirt, often abandoned dirt roads; some rocky areas, sandy washes and single-track trails; dangers: poison oak, rattlesnakes, bison, weather (heat, rain, cold, sun).

Elevation Gains & Losses:

Average 2,500 ft elevation gain/day; significant daily elevation gains and losses; this is considered a strenuous hike.

Day 1, May 17, 2020, Sunday (6 miles +/-)

  • Description: 11:00 A.M., meet at the Catalina Express ferry terminal, Berth 95, San Pedro, CA. We will board the 12:30 P.M. direct ferry, for the 1 ¼ hour ride to Two Harbors.  In Two Harbors there will be time available to purchase snacks (although generally not enough time to purchase/eat lunch), beverages, or souvenirs at the General Store.
  • Hike: Two Harbors to Parson’s Landing campground, approximately 6 miles along West End Road (coastal route.) We will get an opportunity to view many beautiful coves, see a variety of private camps, and enjoy the vistas to the mainland.
  • Appetizers: Provided by Coastwalk
  • Dinner: In camp; self-provided food and cooking.
  • Campfire: Get Acquainted Bingo
  • Campsite: Parson’s Landing. We will be camping on the beach and pitching our tents in the sand.  Campground amenities include picnic tables, fire rings and porta-potties.  There are no shade structures or running water.  Bottled water will be available for cooking and drinking.  No shower facilities here, but you can jump in the ocean!

 Day 2, May 18 2020, Monday (12 miles +/-)

  • Description: Big hike day. Rugged, steep climbs in the backcountry with fantastic ocean views.  After a challenging day of hiking, you may want to enjoy a hot shower, explore Two Harbors, swim, snorkel or just relax in paradise.  Opportunity to purchase items at the General Store, just be aware that they close early in the evening.
  • Hike: Parson’s Landing towards Starlight Beach and back to Two Harbors via the Silver Peak Trail. This will be our longest and most challenging hike.  Another great day for views, plant identification and lots of uphill hiking.  There is an optional, and very short, side trip to “bag” Silver Peak, elevation 1,804 feet, tallest peak west of Two Harbors.  Hike is approximately 12 miles.
  • Appetizers: Provided by Coastwalk
  • Dinner: Dine at the Harbor Reef Restaurant & Saloon, no host, or cook in camp.
  • Campfire: Your favorite stories
  • Campsite: Two Harbors.  Campground is located approximately ¼ mile from town, on a bluff.  Amenities include picnic tables, running water (potable), shade structures, fire rings, outdoor cold showers, and porta-potties.  In town, hot showers are available with 25 cent coins, and there are flush toilets.  Wonderful beach for swimming, snorkeling, exploring or relaxing.

Day 3, May 19, 2020, Tuesday (8 miles +/-)

Description: In the morning we will take a half hour walk to Big Fisherman Cove for a private tour of the USC affiliated Wrigley Marine Science Center (confirmation pending), marine wildlife petting tank and hyperbaric chamber, if available. Returning to Two Harbors (but w/o the opportunity to shop), we continue our hike along the TCT to Little Harbor.  Enjoy an afternoon of kayaking, swimming, exploring or relaxing.

  • Hike: Two Harbors to Big Fisherman Cove, returning to Two Harbors for our continued hike along the TCT to Little Harbor. Enjoy spectacular views of the backside of the island, hike along single track trails high above the ocean to the spectacular park like oasis of Little Harbor.  Approximately 8 miles of hiking.
  • Kayaks: Kayak(s) are provided for your enjoyment in exploring the coves in and around Little Harbor.
  • Appetizers: Hosted by Coastwalk
  • Dinner: In camp; self-provided food and cooking.
  • Campfire: Catalina History, ranger led talk
  • Campsite: Little Harbor.  This beautifully situated campsite has been rated as “One of the Best Campgrounds in the West” by Sunset Magazine.  We will be camping on grass near the beach.  Amenities include picnic tables, shade structures, running water (potable), porta-potties, fire rings, and outdoor cold showers.

Day 4, May 20, 2020, Wednesday (7 miles +/-)

  • Description: This is the first day where it is likely that we will see bison, so have your camera ready. We will enjoy lunch (no host) at the Airport in the Sky’s DC3 Gifts and Grill.  In addition to wonderful gifts, this establishment is well known for its buffalo burgers and “Killer Cookies.”  Allow time to visit the Nature Center at the Airport in the Sky to view the ceramic tile map of the island, historic displays and other items of interest.  After a well-deserved break, we will get back on the TCT and hike to Blackjack.
  • Hike: Little Harbor to Blackjack via the TCT, with a wonderful lunch stop at the Airport in the Sky café. We will climb from sea level to 1,600 feet before lunch.  Leaving the airport, we will walk through a nature area that includes a 2,000 year-old soapstone quarry with bowls excavated by Catalina’s first residents.  There will be more inclines and declines as we approach the campground.  Once we reach camp, there will be an optional hike to Blackjack Mountain (elevation 2,012).  Approximate distance is 7 miles (does not include mid-afternoon peak).
  • Appetizers: Hosted by Coastwalk
  • Dinner: In camp; self-provided food and cooking.
  • Campfire: Catalina Telestrations
  • Campsite: Blackjack. This campground, at 1,600 feet above sea level, is nestled among pine and eucalyptus trees near the foot of Mt. Orizaba (no public access to peak), Santa Catalina Island’s highest peak and Blackjack Mountain. This campground offers tranquility in the island’s interior.  Amenities include a unique dining table, shade from trees with fog drip at night, running water (potable), porta-potties, fire rings, and an outdoor cold shower.

Day 5, May 21, 2020, Thursday (11 miles +/-)

Description: Another rugged hiking day through the island’s interior.  Hopefully we will have the chance to see more wildlife including bison, island fox, hawks, and perhaps eagles.  We should have more spectacular views this day as we pass near the Catalina Island Conservancy’s volunteer housing.  Once we reach Hermit Gulch we have arranged for an educational talk from a Catalina Island Conservancy staff member. I anticipate that this will occur while we all are enjoying afternoon appetizers.  Time permitting, you may want to visit the Wrigley Botanical Garden or the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon (both located a very short distance from our campsite), or go into town and explore Avalon’s charm.

  • Hike:Blackjack to Hermit Gulch campground in Avalon. We will continue our TCT hike in the interior of the island.  Lunch will be at a nice playground/picnic facility in the island’s interior.  Running water (potable) and porta-potties are available.  After lunch, as we get closer to Avalon, we will have a spectacular view (weather permitting) of Avalon Bay.  From this high ridge we will drop steeply (approximately 1,000 feet in 1.5 miles) into Avalon canyon to our campsite at Hermit Gulch.  Daily mileage approximately 11 miles.
  • Appetizers: Hosted by Coastwalk
  • Dinner: Dine in Avalon, no host, or cook in camp
  • Campfire: Campfires are not permitted in Hermit Gulch.
  • Campsite: Hermit Gulch. This campground is Avalon’s only camping facility and is located up a canyon approximately 1 mile from the beach and town center.  Trolley buses are available, for a nominal fee, to shuttle you back/forth from Hermit Gulch to Avalon if you so choose.  This night we will be pitching our tents on hard packed dirt.  The many trees in camp provide ample shade.  Campground amenities include running water (potable), flush toilets, picnic tables, and coin operated warm showers.

 Day 6, May 22, 2015, Friday (10 miles +/-)

  • Description: We may begin hiking earlier today, enjoying our breakfast on the trail (trail mix, bars, etc.). We will hike from camp, hopefully through the botanical garden (pending permission), up to the top of a ridge reconnecting with the TCT.  We will continue along the TCT, up (by now you will know what “Catalina downhill” means) and up as we hike another section of the island few people visit.  If the weather is cooperating, we may even see San Clemente Island.  Enjoy an afternoon exploring Avalon.  For ideas on what to do and see, please refer to the “Resources” tab on Coastwalk’s Trans-Catalina Trail trip webpage.
  • Hike: We would like to leave camp earlier today, so as to allow you ample time later in the day, in which to enjoy Avalon. As with most days of hiking on Catalina, we will begin by going uphill!  We will pass East Mountain and East Peak, as we hike on some ridges high above Avalon.  We will have more spectacular views of the backside of the island.  Hiking distance is approximately 10 miles.
  • Dinner: Enjoy the company of new friends as we celebrate your accomplishments. Coastwalk will be hosting this Mexican buffet dinner at MiCasita Restaurant.  No-host happy hour will begin at 6:00 P.M., with our hosted dinner beginning at 6:30 P.M.  CELEBRATE!
  • Campfire: Campfires are not permitted in Hermit Gulch
  • Campsite: Hermit Gulch. Enjoy relaxing as we spend another night at Hermit Gulch.  This will be a refreshing change, from the daily tent set-up and take-down.

Day 7, May 23, 2020 Saturday

  • Description: Pack up in the morning and have a few more hours to explore Avalon without having to lug your pack/bag around. Our gear will be picked up at 9:30 A.M. and shuttled to the ferry landing.  We will all meet at 11:50 AM by the ferry landing to collect our belongings and take the 12:35 A.M. Catalina Express ferry to San Pedro. 
  • Hike: No scheduled hike.
  • Activities: The choice is yours; have a leisurely breakfast in town, walk the promenade, shop for souvenirs, etc. listing of additional resources, on the Coastwalk Trans-Catalina Trek website, will assist you with planning your free time in Avalon.
  • Departure: 12:35 P.M. ferry to San Pedro, with group meeting at 11:50 A.M. by the ferry landing to collect our belongings.

Packing:  The Catalina Express (ferry to Catalina) is very conscious of luggage restrictions:

Each person may bring 1 pack OR duffle bag limited to 50 lbs. (23 inches by 23 inches by 36 inches) to be stored in the ship’s hold for the crossing.  Your pack or duffle bag must hold all your camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food, cooking and eating utensils) and clothes, etc.  As you pack, think “backpack light”.  In addition to your 1 pack or duffle bag, each person may also carry a daypack or fanny pack on board the ferry.  You will use your daypack/fanny pack for our daily hikes.

The ferry baggage loaders are not very careful with how they stack and stuff the hold, so prepare accordingly (nothing fragile, no glass, etc.…).  If you have a small lightweight camp chair you might fit it inside your duffel/pack.  The ferry baggage handlers get the last say if something doesn’t look like it will be sturdy enough.

The good news is that our camp-to-camp hauling will be done by a commercial gear-hauler; however, you will still need to be able to carry your pack or bag up to 100 yards as you will be carrying your gear onto the ferry to the baggage hold, off the ferry to the gear haul pickup location, and from the drop point at each campground to your individual camp sites.

Just bring the essentials, what you need will make you more comfortable than bringing all that you want.  Since we will be spending most of our trip in the remote areas of Catalina, you will want to pack lightly as though you are backpacking in the wilderness, because in many ways we are.

You will be provided with a more detailed list of items once you have registered. 

  • Duffel Bag (23 inches by 23 inches by 36 inches) large enough to carry necessary gear plus one group item and not weighing more than 50 lbs.
  • Sleeping bag- 3 season bag (to 40 degrees) and sleeping pad
  • Tent with ground cloth and rain fly
  • Stove
  • Fuel (must purchase fuel at Two Harbors General Store) – Store Number: 310.510.4217 (Call to ensure that your fuel type is available). <No fuel canisters are allowed on the ferry.>

Camp Fuels Available

    • 16oz Benzomatic propane
    • 8oz Butane
    • Ronson Butane 1.5oz (Lighter/small refill)
    • 1 Gallon Coleman Camp fuel
    • 16oz/32oz lighter fluid
    • MSR IsoPro
  • Ground squirrel or fox proof canister or tear proof bag (REQUIRED)
  • Eating/cooking utensils- fork, spoon, plate or bowl, thermal cup
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, chapstick, flashlight, extra batteries, pocket knife
  • Biodegradable soap, toothbrush, paste, small roll of toilet paper or wipes
  • Insect repellent, and any first aid or medical supplies you personally need
  • Comfortable hiking boots or hiking shoes (broken in), camp sandals for night and water shoes for swimming
  • Bathing suit
  • Clothing- thin layers, long pants, extra socks, windbreaker
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Camera
  • Notebook and pencil, binoculars, reading material
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Hiking umbrella (optional but recommended for sun protection)

Cea Higgins:

The Executive Director of Coastwalk, Cea has focused her career on education and coastal advocacy. She taught at the elementary, middle, high-school, & junior college levels. She was the Policy & Volunteer Coordinator for Sonoma Coast Surfrider Foundation for 2 decades. To improve her ability to advocate for coastal preservation, she earned a Juris Doctorate with honors in 2016 focusing on ocean policy. Cea was selected by NOAA to serve on the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council as the Sonoma/Mendocino Coast Community-at-Large Primary representative.  She is a founding member of the Bodega Bay Collaborative, which sponsors town halls, community forums, and provides a voice to unincorporated coastal areas. Cea also helped establish the Sonoma County Marine Protected Areas Collaborative, where she works with scientific institutions, environmental NGOs, and tribal governments to raise awareness of the value of marine protected areas amongst coastal residents and visitors.  An avid surfer, hiker, and trained in marine mammal and sea bird rescue, Cea believes in giving back to the ocean that she cherishes and sharing its wonders so that others will work to advocate for its stewardship.  

  Connie Ayers:

Connie is retired from a career in Family Medicine and has been catching up on following her passion for hiking, backpacking, and pursuit of nature in all its manifestations.  She has hiked, and backpacked the John Muir Trail, the Grand Canyon and Havasupai, sections of the Colorado Trail, many sections of the High Sierra trails, Trinity Alps, Desolation Wilderness, as well as her homelands of Point Reyes and Tamalpais State Park.   She led a private group of backpackers on the Lost Coast a few years ago and was so inspired by the experience that she lead the Lost Coast Trip for Coastwalk in 2019. 

Gia Whalley:

Gia participated in her first Coastwalk in 2016 on the magnificent Lost Coast Backpacking trip, was immediately hooked and has joined Coastwalk each summer since – Shady Dell, San Mateo, Del Norte. Although she has hiked in Ireland, Greece, and the Camino de Santiago in Spain (the best part reaching the Atlantic after 500 miles) she has loved every section of the California coast especially when it presents challenges and obstacles which it invariably does. The adventurous spirit of the walkers has resulted in some amazing friends, shown here with Janis trekking across beautiful Catalina Island on their own in the summer of 2018. The comradery with fellow hikers and superb leaders is what enhances the beauty of each walk. Gia feels very fortunate to have a boat in Marina Del Rey and a home in the Santa Monica Mountains where she hikes regularly and where she has frequent views of Catalina when leaving the canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer 2020

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer

August 24-28, 2020

5 days/4 nights

Rating: Moderate

Max Capacity: 20

$675 Non-Member Price

$650 Coastwalk Member Price

Camp all four nights in the forested bluffs at New Brighton State Beach. Explore Wilder Ranch State Park and enjoy guided tours of a working dairy farm; an 1840 adobe; and a Victorian farmhouse.  Experience Coastal and mountain hikes through old growth redwoods and the 10-mile section of the well-known Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail. Explore sections of the Coastal Trail that take you to a monarch butterfly preserve, the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Surfing museum, and picturesque Capitola, California’s oldest seaside resort town. All meals provided.

 

 

The Santa Cruz Coastal Explorer will include a diverse series of hikes including a former dairy ranch situated next to the ocean, a backpack trail that starts in the Santa Cruz Mountains and ends at the beach, a monarch butterfly preserve, a paved trail on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean that passes numerous iconic Santa Cruz attractions such as the Boardwalk.  Other hikes will be sections of the California Coastal Trail with stops in the quaint beach town of Capitola, the Santa Cruz wharf, the surfing museum, and an old growth redwood grove.  We camp all four nights in the forested bluffs at New Brighton State Beach.

Food: Coffee (and decaf), juice, and milk will be available each morning, as well as a variety of breakfast and lunch foods. Soft drinks will be available each day to refresh you contingent on donations to the food kitty.

Dinners are provided each evening.

You will only need to carry lunch items, water and layers while hiking.

We will camp at New Brighton State Beach for all four nights.  New Brighton S.B. is located at 1500 Park Avenue, Capitola.  Phone (831) 464-6329.

There are a limited number of parking sites adjacent to the Group Camp sites, so you will likely have to park in the overflow lot which is close by so car pooling is encouraged.

Check-in time 2 o’clock.  Check-out time 12 o’clock.

Day 1 – Meet up, Set up camp, Hike Natural Bridges to Twin Lakes (5.2 miles)

Meet between 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock at New Brighton State Beach (check-in time is 2 o’clock).  Unload our stuff, set up our tents and have a quick snack before starting our hike.  Due to the camp check-in time today’s hike will be a short one.  We start at Natural Bridges State Beach where we will see the monarch butterfly preserve.  Then we walk along West Cliff Drive, a paved promenade above the ocean. We visit the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and pass by the wharf, the famous Boardwalk, and a small craft harbor before arriving at Twin Lakes State Beach.  This hike is essentially the second half of Section 4 and the first part of Section 5 of the California Coastal and is an easy, flat trail that should take about two hours.

 Day 2 – Wilder Ranch State Park (approx. 10 miles)

 At Wilder Ranch we will have a docent tour of an old dairy farm, an 1840 adobe, and a Victorian farmhouse, followed by a coastal hike and a mountain hike through old growth redwoods.  The coastal hike is Section 3 of the California Coastal Trail.  Along this stretch of the coast, hidden pocket beaches are tucked between spectacular wave and wind-cut cliffs.

 Day 3 – Last Section of the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail  (10 miles)

We will do a section of the well-known Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.  This is a popular trail for

backpackers who typically take three days to do the complete trail.  We will do the last section of the trail, starting in the mountains of Big Basin Redwoods State Park and ending at Waddell Beach.

 Day 4 – Twin Lakes State Beach to New Brighton S.B. (5 miles)

Section 5 of the California Coastal Trail.  Starting at Twin Lakes State Beach we follow East Cliff Drive for 5 miles until we arrive at the picturesque town of Capitola, California’s oldest seaside resort town.  Capitola is a very pretty town with lots of quaint shops, restaurants, and the iconic, brightly painted beach bungalows.  We will spend some time here taking in the sights before

continuing on to our campsite at New Brighton S.B.  In the afternoon we visit the UCSC Marine Lab.

 Day 5 – Seacliff and La Selva Beach Walk  (Section 6 of the CCT)

From our campsite at New Brighton we head south, walking on the sandy beaches of Seacliff and La Selva.  The campsite check-out time is 12 noon, so we will need to be back in time to have lunch, pack up our things, and say goodbye to our new friends.

  • Hiking shoes, boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Waterproof sandals
  • Spare walking shoes & laces
  • Comfy camp shoes
  • Hiking poles
  • Water-proof windbreaker/ or parka for cold nights
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt (protection against sunburn, poison oak, and bugs)
  • Layers for upper body
  • Hat for sun protection that ties under chin
  • Beanie for cold, windy conditions
  • Other clothing – underwear, T-shirts, lots of socks, etc.
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (minimum 30 spf)
  • Natural bug repellant
  • Personal first aid kit (band aids, blister pads)
  • Personal medicines
  • Day pack
  • Plate, cup, bowl, and eating utensils
  • Sturdy Tupperware for leftovers
  • Flashlight & headlamp with new batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • Folding camp chair
  • Tent & Ground Cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • REUSABLE Water Bottle
  • Trail snacks (power bars or jerky)
  • Credit Card & cash for camp showers and treats
  • Solar shower if there is no shower at campsite
  • Shower towel

What’s Included: 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Breakfast:   

  • Coffee: (Regular in percolator with caffeine free available upon request), Teas, Cocoa, Juice, Milk (1/2 & 1/2, 2% Milk, Soy & Almond Milks)
  • Sweeteners- (sugar, honey)
  • Yogurt
  • Biscotti
  • Hot Cereals (Instant Oatmeal, and prepare it yourself steel cut oats available)
  • Granola
  • Walnuts or assorted nuts
  • Fruit (fresh)- (Blueberries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges / Cuties)
  • Fruit (dried)- Raisins & Craisins

  Lunch:   

  • Breads- (Multi Grail & Gluten Free)
  • Almond Butter
  • Fruit spreads
  • Cold Cuts
  • Cheeses (sliced)
  • Condiments, (Mustard, Mayonnaise)
  • Butter, (Regular and dairy free)

Dinner: 

  • Dinners are included unless otherwise noted and will be provided by Coastwalk’s Volunteer Food Angels. 

Our Chuckwagon Wrangler will do their best to accommodate you but if you have special dietary needs please bring your food in a small cooler and we will be sure to provide you with ice throughout the trip.

David has been an avid hiker and backpacker since graduating from high school in 1970.  He has hiked many of the county, regional and state parks near his home in San Jose, and nearly every year he does a backpack trip in his beloved Sierra Nevada mountains or in the canyon lands of the Southwest.  For the last few years he has set his sights on hiking the California Coastal Trail, having completed the San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, & Mendocino Coastwalks. David has also been the Walk Leader for the San Mateo Coastwalk.

 

 

 

 

New Brighton State Beach:

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=542

Wilder Ranch State Park:

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=549

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum:

www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/parks-recreation/facilities/surfing-museum

UCSC Marine Discovery Center:

https://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/