Recreational Use Value for Three Southern California Beaches

Recreational Use Value for Three Southern California Beaches

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
Value of beach recreation at
  1. $8.16 / day trip: Cabrillo-Long Beach
  2. $18.36 / day trip: Santa Monica beaches
  3. $51.94 / day trip: Leo Carillo State Beach
  4. $360 million / year: annual nonmarket values
  5. $12 billion: asset value
Methodology: travel cost
Region: Americas / Pacific
Data source: National Ocean Economics Program

Publication information

Leeworthy, V.R. Wiley, P.C. “Recreational Use Value for Three Southern California Beaches” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1993

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