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Tranquility Beach

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Tranquility Beach is located in the Southern Channel Islands. This site is not accessible by the public, as it is on navy-owned San Nicolas 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 few cracks and folds.

Tranquility Beach biodiversity survey overview

Tranquility Beach is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is north/northwest.

Tranquility Beach long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2009 and 2013.  The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 40 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Tranquility Beach, please contact Pete Raimondi (