California Coastal
National Monument

The California Coastal National Monument is located along the entire coastline of the U.S. state of California. This monument ensures the protection of all islets, reefs and rock outcroppings along the coast of California within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of shore along the entire 1,100-mile (1,800 km) long coastline. Conservative estimates are for at least 20,000 such outcroppings. The monument was created by Presidential proclamation on January 11, 2000 with the authority in section two of the Antiquities Act of 1906. As of 2014, the monument has expanded to 2,272 acres (919 ha) . It is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. There are five regulated gateways in which the monument can be accessed; the Trinidad Gateway, Point Arena…
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