5 of Channel Islands are NP. 175 miles of shores make pristine breeding grounds for harbor seals and sea lions. Among the 2,000 plant and animal species, 145 are found nowhere else in the world; one of the best-preserved archaeological records on the Pacific coast, documenting 10K years of continuous human habitation. Don’t Miss: A boat tour during whale migrations (blue & humpback in summer, gray from late Dec - mid-March). A hike on the 1.5-mile Anacapa Loop trail.