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The North coast region is renowned for lush, moist forests of the world's tallest trees, coastal bluffs, secluded coves and wildlife areas. From the pristine beaches and coves of Carmel by the Sea and Monterey Bay, the coastline includes numerous dive locations North of San Francisco, all the way to Mendocino and Crescent City. Each site offers its unique underwater topography and associated marine life.


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Favorite books from our ShoreDiving library:
*  Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Monterey Peninsula & Northern California
*  Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska

 

California North Shore Diving Site Map
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Shore Diving Site Map for California North, USA West



California North Shore Diving Sites

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Mackerricher State Park Overview 

1

Mackerricher State Park

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Reviews: 2   Average: 4.36

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Glass Beach Overview 

2

Glass Beach

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Reviews: 1   Average: 3.65

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Caspar Bay Overview 

3

Caspar Bay

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Reviews: 3   Average: 3.58

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Russian Gulch State Park Overview 

4

Russian Gulch State Park

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Reviews: 4   Average: 3.83

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Mendocino Bay Overview 

5

Mendocino Bay

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Reviews: 5   Average: 3.19

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Van Damme State Park Overview 

6

Van Damme State Park

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Reviews: 11   Average: 3.73

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Gerstle Cove Overview 

7

Gerstle Cove

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Reviews: 21   Average: 3.89

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Stillwater Beach Overview 

8

Stillwater Beach

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Reviews: 7   Average: 3.65

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Fort Ross North Overview 

9

Fort Ross North

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Reviews: 7   Average: 3.31

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Fort Ross South Overview 

10

Fort Ross South

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Reviews: 2   Average: 3.72

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Fort Ross Reef Campground Overview 

11

Fort Ross Reef Campground

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Reviews: 5   Average: 2.93

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Monterey State Beach Overview 

12

Monterey State Beach

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Reviews: 10   Average: 3.06

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Breakwater Cove Overview 

13

Breakwater Cove

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Reviews: 42   Average: 3.58

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Cannery Park Overview 

14

Cannery Park

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Reviews: 8   Average: 3.68

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McAbee Beach Overview 

15

McAbee Beach

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Reviews: 11   Average: 3.51

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Lovers Point Overview 

16

Lovers Point

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Reviews: 14   Average: 3.46

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Coral Street Beach Overview 

17

Coral Street Beach

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Reviews: 12   Average: 4.08

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Sewer Plant Beach Overview 

18

Sewer Plant Beach

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Reviews: 1   Average: 3.79

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Stillwater Cove Overview 

19

Stillwater Cove

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Reviews: 6   Average: 3.99

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Carmel Point Overview 

20

Carmel Point

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Reviews: 2   Average: 2.73

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Carmel River North Overview 

21

Carmel River North

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Reviews: 5   Average: 3.95

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Monastery Beach North Overview 

22

Monastery Beach North

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Reviews: 38   Average: 3.76

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Monastery Beach South Overview 

23

Monastery Beach South

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Reviews: 14   Average: 4.00

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Whalers Cove (Point Lobos) Overview 

24

Whalers Cove (Point Lobos)

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Reviews: 14   Average: 4.34

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California North Unexplored Shore Diving Sites

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25

Butterfly House
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Reviews: 3   Average: 3.58

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26

Cardiac Hill
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Reviews: 2   Average: 3.67

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27

Carnelian Bay, Tahoe


Reviews: 2   Average: 3.10

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28

Hurricane Bay, Tahoe


Reviews:    Average: 0.00

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29

Indian Beach


Reviews:    Average: 0.00

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30

Meek's Bay, Tahoe


Reviews: 1   Average: 3.67

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31

Moby Ling Cove
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Reviews: 3   Average: 3.24

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32

Ocean Cove


Reviews: 1   Average: 4.13

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33

Reverse Cove


Reviews: 1   Average: 3.99

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34

Rubicon Point, Tahoe
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Reviews: 1   Average: 3.48

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35

Sand Harbor, Tahoe


Reviews: 1   Average: 3.23

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36

Zepher Cove, Tahoe


Reviews:    Average: 0.00

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