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  • Camp at Russian Gulch State Park

    Just two miles north of Mendocino, you'll find this beautiful, well-maintained park that features a little bit of everything. The campsite is situated between a rugged beach and a stunning 36-ft waterfall, giving you plenty of easy and fun options...

  • Abalone Diving at Salt Point State Park

    Jenner is a great spot to head out in calm water with your abalone gear. The dives will be in depths of 10 to 15 ft. of water, with visibility usually in the 5-20 ft. range. Spend a little time doing your homework before entering the water and you...

  • Snorkel at Shark's Cove

    Are you looking to get away from the crowds at Hanauma Bay? If you've got your family or it's just you and a few friends looking to do some snorkeling, free diving or exploring underwater caves, then Shark's Cove is your spot. There is no fee to e...

  • Camp and Dive at Salt Point State Park

    Camping at Salt Point Sate Park is a dream. You have your choice of camping by the sea at Gerstle Cove campground, or tucked up into the forest at the Woodside campground…and you can’t go wrong with either choice.The rugged and beautiful coastline...

  • Catch a Sunset at Kauna'oa (Mauna Kea) Beach

    Mauna Kea is known as one of the most picturesque beaches on the Big Island, if not the world. This beach is predominately a sandy bottom and only gets about 10 feet deep, making it an easy and safe place for a swim. If you spend the entire day he...

  • Relax at Tunnels Beach, Kauai

    Makua, aka Tunnels, is known for its incredible mountain scenery. This beach also offers great snorkeling, where people will usually see turtles. Public parking, bathrooms and showers are available at Haena Beach Park located west of Tunnels. Be s...

  • Snorkel at Turtle Town

    Turtle Town technically spans the area between Nahuna Beach and Black Sand Beach, but because Maluaka Beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island, many consider it the epicenter of Turtle Town. Beacause this beach is protected from trade w...

  • Snorkel at the City of Refuge

    The city of refuge takes its name from the safe haven where defeated warriors and sacred lawbreakers would find sanctuary. The direction the bay faces protects it from most swells that hit the big island, making the calm water a great place to div...

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