These 88 ocean and coastal parks are conserved so all may know and experience the nation's ocean and maritime heritage. These spectacular places encompass beautiful coral reefs, kelp forests, beaches, tidewater glaciers, estuaries, sand dunes, islands, and more. Many are also gateways for exploring the nation's rich maritime and military history. Explore this site to learn more about America's great waters and the ways in which they connect us all.
National Parks Protect our Ocean and Coasts
Marine Debris in Coastal Parks
Marine debris comes in different sizes and poses a range of threats to parks. Learn more about marine debris studies in National Parks.