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Topic: A list of some Accessable Launch spots  (Read 2678 times)

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Potato_River

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http://www.shorediving.com/Earth/USA_West/CalN/

Typically, if a spot is doable for shorediving, then is typically protected enough for kayakers.  Thought I'd post the above link.  
Of these spots, I've been to:
#7 Gerstle Cove
#8 Stillwater Beach (Sonoma Co)
#9/#10 Fort Ross
#19 Stillwater Cove (Carmel) <-Haven't been there yet, but have heard good things.
Here's another page on Stillwater
http://www.saintbrendan.com/cdnsept99/ccoast9.html
#21 Carmel River North  
  Here's another page on Carmel River
http://www.saintbrendan.com/cdnjune02/CCoast6.html


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South to north...

Moss landing
Davenport
Bean hollow beach
Pescadero Beach
Half-moon bay
Muir beach
Bolinas
Bodega Bay
Stillwater cove just north of fort ross


Used to be you could park at bean hollow in the early AM, but now it's gated until 8 or 9, but there are about 4 pullout parking spots within 100 yards.  You want the south bean hollow lot, not the north one.

Pescadero (north of bean hollow) has a huge rock just a bit offshore with beach on either side, the launch/landing on one side or the other is always relatively safe.  Many boulders in the water here to navigate on the way in/out.

Next year I'm going to hit stillwater cove more than fort ross propper, I'm tired of that dang hill.  There's still a hill to climb, but it's much shorter.  Stillwater cove also dumps you right into the ocean in deep water, whereas you have to paddle a ways to get to deeper reefs at the fort.

Aaaah, the agony thinking of all those spots where nothing legal will be biting for half a year.  I'll go tinker with my aquariums now...
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


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The ones I like (or want to try) include:

Moat Creek
Pt. Arena
Elk
Navarro River
Albion
Van Damme
Big River
Russian Gulch
Caspar
Noyo


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There are some rocks near the parking lot that break the surf so you can launch.  Tons of fish off the point.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


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Almost forgot about Linda Mar too.