California Coastal National Monument

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Close-up view of Seal Rock, California Coastal NM, photo by E. Zaborsky BLM

Seal Rock

Seal Rock in Santa Cruz County is a unit of the California Coastal National Monument


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Please use caution in the intertidal zone and respect local regulations regarding access to the rocks, islands, and pinnacles of the California Coastal National Monument.

View of Seal Rock in the distance, part of the California Coastal NM, photo by E. Zaborsky BLM

View of Seal Rock from Lighthouse Field State Beach

Viewing access to this rock is available from Lighthouse Field State Beach near the Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse and Santa Cruz Surfing Muesum at Lighthouse Point. 

This portion of the California Coastal National Monument is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Bureau of Land Management
California Coastal National Monument
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023-2535
Phone: (831) 630-5006
fax: (831) 630-5055
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