San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
2710 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
Nature Center: Hike, Nature Education, Walk
Open to the public in January 2009, the Nature Center is a perfect starting point for experiencing the beautiful San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. New, museum quality interactive exhibits interpret the history and development of the ecological reserve, introduce some of the hundreds of plant, animal, and insect species that live there, and demonstrate the natural processes critical to the health of this precious estuarine environment. Its location next to some of the seven miles of trails in the reserve makes it a convenient place to bring the family before venturing out into the lagoon.