Explore Our Oceans

The National Park System has gorgeous ocean parks all the way from the icy waters of Alaska to the warm waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Pacific islands. These parks were established to preserve our country’s greatest collection of natural, historic and cultural treasures.


We invite you take a dive into the deep and explore what makes our 88 Ocean and Coastal National Parks iconic, treasured and sacred.
white sand beach with palm trees and forested mountains in background

Ocean & Coastal Parks

Find your ocean & coastal parks.

fisheye lens view of brick fort rising out of the ocean

Historical Sites

Explore maritime history.

Last updated: February 5, 2018

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