are breathtaking and provide simple pleasures and memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a surfer looking to catch your next big wave, a family wanting to spend the day splashing in the water at the shoreline, or a group of friends planning a relaxing beach day at your local beach soaking up the sun, California has you covered. The beach is not only an important park attraction, as it also serves significant biological and mechanical purposes. These beaches act as a refuge for shore birds and upper inter-tidal organisms, and even as a spawning ground for California grunions. Unfortunately, 1983’s El Niño storms have had a devastating impact on some of our beaches, significantly narrowing beach widths over the 70 year record.