Visit Your Local MPAs

Each MPA in California is special and each provides a unique experience for its visitors. Whether it is Elkhorn Slough that attracts bird watchers from far and wide, Point Lobos known for its unmatched SCUBA diving opportunities, or Año Nuevo that welcomes thousands of visitors during the peak elephant seal season, these MPAs all deserve a visit!

North Coast MPAs

North Central Coast MPAs

Central Coast MPAs

South Coast MPAs

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.