The Coastal Zone was established in the Coastal Act and represents the jurisdictional boundary of the Coastal Commission. Refinements occur over time and are voted on by the Commissioners.
The Critical Coastal Areas Map Viewer will allow users to learn the location and boundaries of the CCAs along California’s coast and help inform decisions regarding water quality.
Public Access to the Coast has and will always be at the heart of the Coastal Act. YourCoast make it easy for members of the public to find and visit beaches throughout California.
Every year Californians come together to keep our coastline clean and pristine in the State's largest volunteer event, Coastal Cleanup Day. Locate and visit a beach near you that needs some love.