Zmudowski State Beach, Moss Landing

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#12 of 12 in Outdoors in Moss Landing
Zmudowski State Beach is located on Monterey Bay, in Moss Landing, Monterey County, northern California.
It is operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Coastal erosion has greatly affected Zmudowski State Beach, along with other beaches in California. It has also been impacted by an influx of marine debris, causing changes in its wildlife populations.
Zmudowski State Beach is a popular fishing area and tourist attraction. Some of the fish found in this location are the perch, kingfish, sole, flounder, halibut, bocaccio (tomcod), jacksmelt, lingcod, cabezon, salmon, steelhead, and occasional rockfish. The beach features the Pajaro River estuary, where a natural preserve has been set aside for nature and wildlife exploring. Families go to this state beach to picnic and use the beach area. The sandy beach is also popular with bird watchers and equestrians. Horses are only allowed near the waterline. Swimming and water sports such as surfing are hazardous because of strong rip-currents.
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  • This is a relatively difficult beach to get to and the parking lot area usually has very deep potholes that could damage a vehicle with little ground clearance, like a Prius for example. At various ti...  more »

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