Gerstle Cove - Salt Point CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper
N 38° 34.008 W 123° 19.912
10S E 471088 N 4268757
Quick Description: This is a protected preserve adjacent to a popular abalone diving area.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2014 12:35:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7GD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Within the State Park one may come in for overnight camping or day use only. There is a fish cleaning station in the day use area, and cold water showers and restrooms.
At certain times of the year there are sealions and harbor seals.
There can be jellyfish, grouper, and kelp.
Abalone can only be taken by free divers (no tanks) and must meet minimum size requirements (9 inches). Responsible divers milk the abalone before putting their catch into sea nets.
Going out from a rocky coast requires stamina. The vivid underwater colors are worth the effort. Sea kayaks are an option.
Water Type: Ocean

Salinity: Salt

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 30

Typical Visibility: Fair (26-40 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Underwater Life: fish, colorful sea urchins, jellies (large)

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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