What To Expect: Kashtayit SMCA restricts fishing of all kinds save for recreational finfish fishing and shellfishing. (Mussel and rock scallop harvests are, however, prohibited.) It also allows hand harvest of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera).
What To Expect: Just offshore from UC Santa Barbara, Campus Point State Marine Conservation Area provides surfers with a point break and a steady offshore wind, and has colorful tide pools for curious nature lovers.
What To Expect: Hike the Beach to Back County Trails to see the pockmarked sandstone rock formations that have dramatic hollowed-out “cave” areas and are one of the many unique geological formations in the area.