: Southern California (Pt. Conception southward)
: Dana Point
Regulations in Effect Since
: In waters below the mean high tide line inside the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, northeastward of a line connecting Shellmaker Island (33° 37.200' N. lat. 117° 53.510' W. long.
) and North Star Beach (33° 37.380' N. lat. 117° 53.600' W. long.
) the following restrictions apply:
- Swimming is allowed only in the area between North Star Beach and mid-channel.
- Boats are limited to speeds less than five miles per hour.
- Shoreline access is limited to established trails, paths, or other designated areas.
It is unlawful to injure, damage, take, or possess any living, geological, or cultural marine resource for commercial and/or recreational purposes, except for those listed above.
Note that state and federal sport fishing regulations apply in addition to MPA regulations.