South Slough National Estuarine Reserve

Local activities to add fun to your visit!

Cranberry Sweets Candy Factory

Visit a local popular destination for delicious hand crafted candy. Cranberry Sweets is a local favorite. Roam the store while grazing on free candy samples. Find the one you like best, and get more! Known for their Cranberry Jelly and Chocolate Dipped candies!  

Marine Life Center

Five exhibit galleries focus on coastal ecosystems, deep-water habitats, fisheries, marine mammals, and ongoing marine research. From the CMLC’s windows, you can look out over the harbor as fishing boats unload their catch, and watch seals, sea lions and birds a few feet away. Find out about on-going marine biology research, check out a working ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), explore collections and zoom in with microscopes.

Shore Acres Botanical Gardens

Perched on craggy sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park celebrates two sorts of beauty: ruggedly organic and artfully constructed. Visitors find a Japanese-style garden with lily pond and two carefully curated rose gardens that include All-American Rose Selections. Something is in bloom almost every day of the year: 

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