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Since 2010, people have joined the California King Tides Project in taking and sharing photos of the highest high tides of the year and their impact on the shore. Starting with the 2018/2019 season, photos are compiled in an interactive online map, presenting a geographic view of this community science data. You can also browse nearly 3,000 photos collected on Flickr from past years, search for #kingtides on social media platforms, and view a small selection of photos from various years organized by county below.


Del Norte - Humboldt - Mendocino - SonomaMarinSolanoContra CostaAlamedaSan FranciscoSanta ClaraSan MateoSanta CruzMontereySan Luis ObispoSanta BarbaraVenturaLos AngelesOrangeSan Diego

Click on photo and caption for larger image and original source.

If there is no outside link, the photo is available for use by the public. There may be a larger version available for download on the photo map. We appreciate your acknowledgment of the California King Tides Project in your use of these photos.


Del Norte County

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City

Crescent City

From South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City

North Pebble Beach Drive near airport, Crescent City

North Pebble Beach looking south, Crescent City

South Beach off Anchor Way, Crescent City


Humboldt County

Off Highway 101 near Indianola Cutoff, Eureka

Highway 101 near Indianola Cutoff, Eureka

Eel River Delta

South H Street, Arcata

Arcata Marsh at the end of I Street

Near Eel River, Ferndale

Seven Mile Beach on Mattole Road near Petrolia

Pine Hill Road, Eureka


Mendocino County

Noyo Harbor Entrance

Jughandle North Tidal Bench

MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg

Big River


Sonoma County

Sea Ranch

Mouth of the Russian River

D Street Bridge, Petaluma

Sears Point


Marin County

Bothin Marsh, Mill Valley - Sausalito Multi-use Path

Bothin Marsh South, Mill Valley

Loch Lomond, San Rafael

Inverness Yacht Club

Shelter Bay, Mill Valley

Almonte Boulevard, Mill Valley

North San Pedro Road, China Camp State Park

Waldo Point, Sausalito


Solano County

Three Mile Slough Bridge, Rio Vista

West 14th Street, Benicia

Vallejo Waterfront

Suisun City Inner Harbor


Contra Costa County

Point San Pablo Harbor, Richmond

Point San Pablo Harbor, Richmond

Bay Trail Junction at Meeker Slough, Richmond

Marina Park, Richmond


Alameda County

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland

Crab Cove, Alameda

Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro

Bay Bridge Toll Plaza


San Francisco County

Fort Funston

Pier 14

Heron's Head Park

3rd Street Bridge

Ocean Beach at Ortega Street

Ocean Beach at Sloat

Ferry Gate G

Warming Hut, Crissy Field


Santa Clara County

Gold street Bridge, Guadalupe River

Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Palo Alto

Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Palo Alto


San Mateo County

Pacifica Pier

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero

Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay

San Francisco Bay Trail, north of the Oyster Point Marina, South San Francisco

Pacifica Pier

Redwood City

Bay Trail, East Palo Alto

Highway 1, Half Moon Bay


Santa Cruz County

Hooper Beach, Capitola

Pelican Point, Pajaro Dunes

Walton Lighthouse, Santa Cruz

West Cliff near Lighthouse Park, Santa Cruz

Rockview, Santa Cruz

Seacliff State Beach

W Beach Road, Watsonville

Small Craft Harbor, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Main Beach, San Lorenzo River Mouth

Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz

Mitchell's Cove, Santa Cruz

Waddell Beach, Davenport


Monterey County

San Carlos Beach, Monterey

Lovers Point, Pacific Grove

Whalers Cove, Point Lobos

Salinas River State Beach parking lot, Moss Landing

Perkins Park, Pacific Grove

Del Monte Beach, Monterey

San Carlos Beach, Monterey

Del Monte Beach, Monterey

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Lovers Point Park, Pacific Grove


San Luis Obispo County

Piedras Blancas

Pier west of Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Los Osos

North Point Natural Area, Morro Bay

Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach

Eldwayden Ocean Park, Pismo Beach

Shell Beach Coastal Conservancy Preserve, Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

Lampton Cliffs Park, Cambria

Tideland Park Pier, Morro Bay

24th Street, Cayucos

Morro Bay State Park

Sunset Palisades, Pismo Beach


Santa Barbara County

Isla Vista Beach

Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater

East Beach volleyball courts, Santa Barbara

Devereux Beach, Isla Vista

Carpinteria Beach at Ash Avenue, Carpinteria

Haskell Beach, Goleta

Goleta Beach Park

Butterfly Beach, Montecito

Hendrys Beach, Arroyo Burro Park, Santa Barbara

Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara


Ventura County

Port Hueneme Beach

Oil Piers Beach

Faria Beach

Promenade, Ventura


Los Angeles County


Surfrider Beach Third Point, Malibu

King Harbor patrol building, Redondo Beach

Redondo Pier, south of inner breakwall

Bayshore Beach, Long Beach

De Rey Lagoon Park, Playa Del Rey

Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro


Orange County

Capistrano Beach, Dana Point

North San Clemente

Magnolia Marsh Bridge, Huntington Beach

10th Street Beach, Newport Beach

San Clemente City Beach

Davenport Drive Bridge, Huntington Beach

10th Street and West Bay, Newport Beach

Seal Beach

Cypress Street, Newport Beach

Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach

Agate Street Beach, Laguna Beach

Doheny Beach, Dana Point


San Diego County

Cabrillo National Monument

Torrey Pines State Beach along N. Torrey Pines Road

Descanso Street, Imperial Beach

Pipes south lot stairs, San Elijo

East Briarfield Court, San Diego

San Onofre sea wall

Famosa Slough north of West Point Loma

Briarfield Cove, Mission Bay, San Diego

Point Loma, San Diego


25th Street, Del Mar

25th Street, Del Mar

Cortez Avenue at Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach

Dog Beach, Del Mar

La Jolla Shores Park

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach

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