California Coastal National Monument

Coastline of Elk, California.

A spectacular interplay between land and sea...

The California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles along the 1,100 miles of California's coast.  The scenic beauty and important wildlife habitat within the Monument are protected by the Bureau of Land Management as National Conservation Lands.

Millions of people view the California Coastal National Monument from roads, beaches, bluffs, watercraft, or through one of the Monument Gateway Communities.

Pelicans at Piedras Blancas, CA

In The Spotlight 

Thumbnail image of Point Arena GatewayBLM Seeks Public Input for California Coastal National Monument Resource Management Plan Amendment to Include Point Arena-Stornetta Unit.

Discover the CoastThe California coast is a way of life for millions of Californians and a destination for visitors from around the world.  Along its length, an amazing interplay of land and sea is an experience that creates lasting connections between people and nature.



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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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