California MPAs
North Central Coast
Central Coast
Año Nuevo SMCA
Greyhound Rock SMCA
Natural Bridges SMR
Soquel Canyon SMCA
Elkhorn Slough SMCA
Elkhorn Slough SMR
Portuguese Ledge SMCA
Moro Cojo Slough SMR
Edward F. Ricketts SMCA
Lovers Point--Julia Platt SMR
Pacific Grove Marine Gardens SMCA
Asilomar SMR
Carmel Pinnacles SMR
Carmel Bay SMCA
Point Lobos SMR
Point Lobos SMCA
Point Sur SMR
Point Sur SMCA
Big Creek SMR
Big Creek SMCA
Piedras Blancas SMR
Piedras Blancas SMCA
Cambria SMP
White Rock (Cambria) SMCA
Morro Bay SMRMA
Morro Bay SMR
Point Buchon SMR
Point Buchon SMCA
Vandenberg SMR
South Coast
San Francisco Bay



Point Lobos SMR


Shoreline Boundary Landmarks:

Extends from the rocky point on the north side of Monastery Beach on the north to the mouth of Mal Paso Creek on the south.

GPS Boundary: 

This area is bounded by the mean high tide line and straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:

36° 31.70' N. lat. 121° 55.55' W. long.;
36° 31.70' N. lat. 121° 58.25' W. long.;
36° 28.88' N. lat. 121° 58.25' W. long.; and
36° 28.88' N. lat. 121° 56.30' W. long.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses:

  • Recreational Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: None
    • Prohibited Species: All
  • Commercial Fishing:
    • Allowed Species: None
    • Prohibited Species: All

Effective as of: September 21, 2007

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