A community guide for recreational and commercial fishermen, beach-goers, kayakers, boaters, and ocean stewards in San Mateo County.
The Montara State Marine Reserve is a “no take” Marine Protected Area on the San Mateo County coast and part of California’s state wide MPA network. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is inside the MPA.
Summer temperatures in California’s land-locked central valley can soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, forcing residents to take refuge in their air-conditioned homes. Another popular way to beat the heat is to visit the coast near San Francisco, where billows of silvery fog and a cool, salt-soaked breeze beckon visitors during the summer months. Montara State Marine […]
The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, located along the California coast just north of Half Moon Bay in Moss Beach, is a place that has inspired people since the first Native Americans inhabited the area thousands of years ago. Its unique geography, spectacular views atop coastal bluffs, colorful tidepools, and diverse plant and animal life have made it […]
Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is located on the stunning coastline of San Mateo county just south of San Francisco. This marine protected area (MPA) lies on the northern edge of Half Moon Bay and is known for its abundant marine life, “fish in grey suits” (white sharks), surfers in rubber suits, and […]