Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California Guide Book

by Roger Schumann (Falcon Guides)
Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California  by Roger Schumann

278pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780762782802

Sea kayaking opens up a whole world of exploration. It's an exciting way to enjoy the beauty of America's coastal regions. In Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California, readers are able discover the very best kayaking trips in the Pacific ocean. Drawing on the author's years of in-depth experience, Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California is essential reading for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. This new edition is totally revised and updated.

© 2013 Roger Schumann /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California" Guide Book
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... Preview: For novice and intermediate paddlers, the narrow gorge of Albion Cove, with its dramatic and scenic cliffs, offers even better protection than the more popular Van Damme; unfortunately, there are no s ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Little River, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-8 miles
... Preview: While this might not be the sort of place you’d be willing to drive hours out of your way to paddle, for South Bay locals Alviso Slough’s new launch facility is just way too convenient to pass up. ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Alviso, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-8 miles
... Preview: At 7 miles long, Anderson is the largest of the local lakes. Only 2 miles below its upstream neighbor on Coyote Creek, Anderson is a 2X version of Coyote Lake. It’s also narrow, straight, framed by ro ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Morgan Hill, CA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The very thing that makes paddling the Big Sur coast so difficult—its rugged inaccessibility—is precisely what makes it so appealing to some kayakers. If you can get your boat to the water, the paddli ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Big Sur, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-6 miles
... Preview: Within a mile of Avila’s gentle, sandy-beach launch, the cliffs, coves, and caves begin. While such features are often reserved for more advanced paddlers, those around Fossil Point are tucked in a r ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Avila Beach, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-4 miles
... Preview: Bair Island Ecological Reserve, a 1,600-acre tidal marsh tucked away at the edges of urban sprawl, is a wilderness for the myopic: surrounded by city, traversed by power lines, but chockablock with sh ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Redwood City, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-7 miles
... Preview: This peaceful, emerald green estuary wandering through forested and undeveloped lands makes a great trip for novices or a sane alternative for all paddlers on those days when the sea beyond is raging. ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Mendocino, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-16 miles
... Preview: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was filmed in nearby Bodega, and birds still flock to Bodega Bay to feed on the rich mudflats in the harbor. A boat channel bisects the harbor’s tide flats; small marinas, ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Bodega Bay, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-6 miles
... Preview: A bird-watcher’s dream, this shallow, salt marsh lagoon at the wild southern edge of Point Reyes National Seashore is simple to paddle at high tide, when much of its 2-mile length is accessible. At lo ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Bolinas, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-4 miles
... Preview: Like most of the other lakes in the area Calero gets busy with powerboats on summer weekends, but it is less than a mile paddle across the lake from the launch ramp to the “no wake zone” in Cherry Cov ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
San Jose, CA - Birding,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: In the lee of Point Estero, the shoreline faces south for half a dozen miles, forming good shelter from prevailing wind and swell. The point’s steep cliffs give way to low bluffs, backed by a coastal ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Cayucos, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-11 miles
... Preview: With its access to numerous flatwater day trips as well as overnight camping on the Point Reyes National Seashore, Central Tomales Bay is a favorite choice of local paddlers. As you paddle from Invern ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Marshall, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-15 miles
... Preview: The convoluted shoreline of this 1,500-acre park stretches 3 miles along rocky bluffs backed by rolling hills of thickly forested oak woodland, offering panoramic views of San Pablo Bay and the East B ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
San Rafael, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-10 miles
... Preview: Three miles long, narrow and straight, Coyote Lake is surrounded by oak-covered hills. Although busy with powerboats on summer weekends, there are 5 mph “environmental areas” on either end, and it is ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Gilroy, CA - Birding,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The four fingers of Drakes Estero and the double thumb of Limantour Estero form a 20-mile network of narrow bays that presses into the marshy center of Point Reyes National Seashore like a giant, def ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Inverness, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-14 miles
... Preview: Although Spanish explorer Don Sebastian Vizcaino named the massive headland here “Kings Point” because the day in 1603 that he first laid eyes on it was the Feast of the Three Kings, Point Reyes lives ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Point Reyes Station, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-17 miles
... Preview: Winding some 7 miles from the sea into rolling coastal hills, Elkhorn Slough is California’s second-largest marine wetland after San Francisco Bay and one of only twenty-eight National Estuarine Resea ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Moss Landing, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-9 miles
... Preview: From its humble beginnings in a cow pasture (some local paddlers refer to the launch site as “the muddy ditch”), Estero Americano winds 6 miles to the sea, the scenery improving constantly with each ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Valley Ford, CA - Birding,Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-12 miles
... Preview: From the seat of a kayak, the enormous scale of the scenery as you paddle out beneath the Golden Gate—the bridge towering nearly 700 feet overhead, the 600-foot cliffs of the Marin Headlands, and perh ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Sausalito, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-10 miles
... Preview: The most protected stretch of “open coast” on Monterey Bay, the lee of Soquel Point, better known locally as Pleasure Point, is a perfect place to gain ocean paddling experience, and it makes an exce ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking in Central & Northern California"
Santa Cruz, CA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1-10 miles