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Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve Hike


Public tours of the reserve are offered on the first Saturday of every month. You'll need to RSVP to reserve your spot. A $20/person donation is suggested. To RSVP, please sign up on our Eventbrite page or email Jessica Gray at copr.conservation@nrs.ucsb.edu One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern California, the Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve protects a wide variety of coastal and estuarine habitats. Largely undisturbed coastal dunes support a rich assemblage of dune vegetation and rare wildlife, including the dune spider, the globose dune beetle and the threatened Western Snowy Plover. Our Nature Center is open to the public every Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  
  • Trail Rating: Easy to Moderate
  • Amenities: Benches, Interpretive Signs, Parking, Path to Beach, Sandy Beach, Visitor Center
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Cost: Donation Suggested
  • Reservations: Pre-Registration Required
  • Activity Web Site: https://copr.nrs.ucsb.edu/visiting/public/public-tours/
  • Sponsoring Organization: UCSB - Coal Oil Point Preserve
  • Aesthetics: Wildlife Viewing, Dunes, Lagoon


Jessica Gray


Slough Rd, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Slough Rd, Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States Get Directions

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