Horse Beach Cove | MARINe

Horse Beach Cove

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Horse Beach Cove is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Clemente Island. Visitation to this site is limited to fishing and tidepooling navy personnel and a handful of researchers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing a few cracks and folds.

Horse Beach Cove biodiversity survey overview

Horse Beach Cove is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock and cobble beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is east.

Horse Beach Cove long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Horse Beach Cove were established in 2011, and are done by Navy Marine Ecology Consortium. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Tetraclita (Pink Barnacle), and Silvetia (Golden Rockweed).  Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

For more information about Horse Beach Cove, please contact Jessica Curran ( or Erica Pollard (