Where is a good place to dive for Abalone, you ask?
Caspar Beach, for one!
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- South Caspar Point: On Point Cabrillo Drive, turn west on the hill before or after Caspar Campground. Park in the small lot by the gate. There is a handicapped access to the bluff and a climb down the cliff to dive. This is a residential area so please respect their private property.
- Caspar Beach: On Point Cabrillo Drive, there is a large beach with access for kayaks or boat launch. And in the winter on low tide you can walk right out and pic them off the rocks!
- South of Anchor Bay: Park on the south bound side of the highway. It is a very steep climb down the cliff to the shore.
- Anchor Bay Campground: Abalone can be found at either the north or south end of the beach.
- Schooner Gulch: Park on the south-bound side of the highway. There is a small state park unit and a pit toilet on the trail to the beach.
- Whiskey Shoals: Park on the north-bound side of the highway. There is a gate on the private property and a trail to the shore.
- Moat Creek Surf Access: There is a parking lot with a trail to the shore.
- Point Arena Cove and Pier: Turn west off the highway onto Port Road to the pier. There is a large parking lot with big pier, small shopping center which includes a restaurant, pizza parlor, and gift shops. Dive on south side of the beach. The town of Point Arena is nearby.
- Greenwood Creek State Beach: Park in the gravel parking lot on west side of the highway. There is a pit toilet, an old trail down to the shore, a nearby store, gas station and a visitor center nearby.
- Albion River Campground: There is a private campground just right off the bridge, a boat ramp, a small store and showers. Dive right off the beach along the cove.
- Van Damme State Park: There is a state park campground and beach, a parking lot on the side of the highway, and good abalone diving area despite heavy use by the public. There are pit toilets, outside showers and kayak rental available.
- Chapman Point: Park in the small parking area by the fence. It is a small state park property with a very long hike to the shore.
- Brewery Gulch: Park in the paved parking area. There is a very steep trail to the beach that makes carrying gear nearly impossible. However it is a very good dive area.
- Mendocino Headlands State Park: Turn west on Little Lake or Main Street to the headland. Park in the parking lot. There is a good access to the shore and beach. Or take Hessel Drive to the loop and parking lot. There is also parking right off the bridge on Lansing Street and Highway 1 and a trail from there down to the shore.
- Jack Peters Gulch: Turn west on 500D and park along the road by the fence. Take the trail down the cliff to the beach. Or drive to the end of the road, park and take the trail to the beach.
- Russian Gulch State Park and Campground: There is a state park campground and beach, parking lot with restroom and shower and a picnic area nearby. There is good abalone diving up along the shore.
- Glass Beach: Turn west on Elm Street and go a 1/4 mile to the low bluff. Until the 1960's the beach was the town dump and is now filled with millions of different colored sounded glass and porcelain pieces.
- Kibesillah: There is a small parking area, and a very, very steep hike down to the beach. Please be very, very cautious!
- DeHaven Creek, Westport-Union Landing State Park: At the south part of the park, there is a stair down the bluff to the beach.
- Abalone Point, Westport-Union Landing State Park: Go North past the campground to the area where the sign is and park. There is a long stairway to the rocks.
- Hardy Creek: There is a small roadside parking area with a good abalone rock picking place.