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Classification of Areas

Classification I

A seashore area which qualifies as an outstanding state park or is of possible national status.

* Cape Flattery, Washington
Point Brown, Washington
Leadbetter Point. Washington
* Sea Lion Caves and Oregon Dunes Area, Southern Oregon
* Point Reyes Peninsula, North Central California
* San Miguel Island, Southern California
* Santa Cruz Island. Southern California

* Believed to warrant national status.

Classification II

A seashore area having a high degree of statewide significance and importance, or having qualities which are vital to meeting the recreation needs or the preservation of biological values of a particular region.

Grenville Bay, Washington
Cape Disappointment, Washington
Clatsop Plains, Northern Oregon
Tillamook Sandspit, Northern Oregon
Netarts Spit, Northern Oregon
Sand Lake Area. Northern Oregon
Nestucca Spit, Northern Oregon
Siletz Spit, Northern Oregon
Coos Bay Sandspit, Southern Oregon
Langlois Beach, Southern Oregon
Hubbard Mound—Otter Point Area, Southern Oregon
Crooks Point, Southern Oregon
Pelican Bay Beach, Northern California
Gold Bluffs, Northern California
The Lagoons, Northern California
Mad River Beach and Slough Area, Northern California
Humboldt Bay South Spit, Northern California
Manchester Beach (Point Arena), North Central California
Salt Point, North Central California
Fort Ross Area, North Central California
Miramontes, South Central California
Tunitas to Pigeon Point, South Central California
Waddell Canyon, South Central California
Rio Del Mar Beach, South. Central California
Palm Beach, South Central California
Moss Landing, South Central California
Salinas Dunes Beach, South Central California
Soberanes Point Area, South Central California
Little Sur, South Central California
San Simeon, South Central California
Point Buchon Area, South Central California
Santa Maria Dunes Area, South Central California
Vandenburg Air Force Base, South Central California
Point Conception, Southern California
Santa Rosa Island, Southern California
Santa Clara Dunes Beach, Southern California
Bolsa Chica, Southern California
Camp Pendleton, Southern California

Classification III

A seashore area having either state, county, or local significance.

Crescent—Agate Beaches, Washington
Juan de Fuca Strait, Washington
Hoko Beach, Washington
Cape Shoalwater, Washington
Manzanita Beach, Northern Oregon
Whale Cove, Northern Oregon
Beaver Creek Beach, Northern Oregon
Coquille Beach, Southern Oregon
Sisters Rocks Area, Southern Oregon
Myers Creek Beach, Southern Oregon
Pebble Beach, Northern California
Shell Beach, Northern California
Elk Head, Northern California
Ten Mile River Beach, North Central California
Caspar Point, North Central California
Mendocino City Area, North Central California
Little River—Mendocino Bay, North Central California
Havens Neck, North Central California
Bodega Head, North Central California
Franklin Point, South Central California
False Sur, South Central California
Lime Kiln Creek, South Central California
Ragged Point, South Central California
Ellwood Beach, Southern California
Hueneme Beach, Southern California
Sycamore Canyon Beach, Southern California
Point Dume, Southern California
San Clemente Beach, Southern California
Imperial Beach, Southern California

Significant Tidal Areas

The following is a list of the more significant tidal areas which fall within the scope of this survey and are believed to warrant preservation for their biological value, primarily to waterfowl, shorebirds, marine birds, marine invertebrates and some songbirds.

StateArea Name of Report
WashingtonNorth Bay (portion of)Point Brown
WashingtonNorth Cove (portion of)Cape Shoalwater
WashingtonCenter Bay (portion of)Leadbetter Point
OregonTillamook Bay (portion of)Tillamook Spit
OregonNetarts Bay (portion of)Netarts Spit
OregonCoos Bay (portion of)Coos Bay Sandspit
CaliforniaArcata Bay (portion of)Mad River Slough and Beach
CaliforniaHumboldt Bay (portion of)Humboldt Bay—South Spit
CaliforniaBodega Bay (portion of)Bodega Head
CaliforniaTomales Bay (portion of)Point Reyes Peninsula
CaliforniaDrakes Estero (portion of)Point Reyes Peninsula
CaliforniaElkhorn Slough (portion of)Moss Landing

Established Federal and State Seashore Recreation Areas of the Pacific Coast

Area Length of
in Miles
Fort Canby Historical State Park1.00
Olympic National Park45.00
Twin Harbors State Park.25
Bandon Ocean Wayside.30
Bandon State Park.50
Battle Rock Wayside.20
Beverly Beach State Park.20
Big Creek State Park.70
Boiler Bay Wayside.40
Buena Vista Ocean Wayside.40
Cape Arago State Park.60
Cape Lookout State Park6.00
Cape Meares State Park.80
Cape Sebastian State Park3.60
Depoe Bay Ocean Wayside.20
Devil's Elbow State Park.50
Devil's Punch Bowl State Park.30
Ecola State Park6.00
Fogarty Creek State Park.20
Fort Stevens State Park.10
Gearhart Ocean Wayside.80
Governor Patterson Memorial State Park.80
Harris Beach State Park1.00
Humbug Mountain State Park4.40
Lincoln County Ocean Wayside.80
Lost Creek State Park4.20
Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial Wayside.10
Nehalem Sand Spit State Park3.00
Neptune State Park2.20
Newburgh State Park2.80
Oswald West State Park5.80
Otter Crest Wayside.20
Rocky Creek Wayside.60
Samuel H. Boardman Wayside10.30
Seal Rock Wayside.30
Shore Acres State Park1.70
Siuslaw National Forest36.00
South Newport State Park.20
Sunset Bay State Park.30
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park3.10
Yachats Ocean Wayside and State Park1.00
Yaquina Bay State Park.20
Alamitos Beach State Park1.50
Ano Nuevo Beach State Park1.74
Arroyo Burro Beach State Park.11
Asilomar Beach State Park1.20
Avila Beach State Park.40
Capitola Beach State Park.60
Cardiff Beach State Park.70
Carlsbad Beach State Park.80
Carmel River Beach State Park1.50
Carpinteria Beach State Park.50
Carrillo Beach State Park1.25
Cayucos Beach State Park.30
Channel Islands National Monument11.00
Corona Del Mar Beach State Park.50
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park7.20
Dockweiler Beach State Park2.00
Doheny Beach State Park1.20
Dry Lagoon Beach State Park5.50
El Capitan Beach State Park1.80
Emma Wood Memorial Beach State Park1.40
Gaviota Beach State Park.10
Goleta Beach State Park.60
Huntington Beach State Park2.00
John Little State Park.40
La Costa Beach State Park.60
Las Tunas Beach State Park.30
Little River Beach State Park.80
Los Padres National Forest23.00
MacKerricher Beach State Park2.75
Malibu Lagoon Beach State Park.10
Manchester Beach State Park1.20
Manhattan Beach State Park1.50
Manresa Beach State Park 1.90
Moonlight Beach State Park.30
Morro Bay State Park7.30
Morro Strand Beach State Park1.30
Natural Bridges Beach State Park.90
New Brighton Beach State Park1.00
Patrick's Point State Park2.60
Pelican Beach State Park.20
Pismo Beach State Park5.60
Point Lobos Reserve State Park4.50
Point Sal Beach State Park.90
Ponto Beach State Park1.00
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park2.20
Redondo Beach State Park1.30
Refugio Beach State Park.60
Russian Gulch State Park1.00
San Buenaventura Beach State Park2.00
San Clemente Beach State Park1.20
San Elijo Beach State Park1.70
San Mateo Beaches State Park1.50
San Simeon Beach State Park2.00
Santa Monica Beach State Park1.70
Seacliff Beach State Park1.30
Silver Strand Beach State Park4.40
Sonoma Coast State Park11.00
Stinson Beach State Park.50
Sunset Beach State Park1.40
Thornton Beach State Park.60
Torrey Pines Beach State Park4.50
Trinidad Beach State Park.20
Twin Lakes Beach State Park.30
Van Damme Beach State Park.30
Westport-Union Landing Beach State Park3.30
Will Rogers Beach State Park 1.80
Zmudowski Beach State Park1.60

Established National Wildlife Refuges

WashingtonFlattery RocksMarine Birds
WashingtonQuillayute NeedlesMarine Birds
WashingtonCopalisMarine Birds
WashingtonWillapaMigratory Waterfowl
OregonCape MearesMarine Birds
OregonThree Arch RocksMarine Birds
OregonOregon IslandMarine Birds
CaliforniaFarallonMarine Birds, Sea Lions

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Last Updated: 25-Jun-2007