California Shark Attacks

301 attacks recorded (21 fatal)
California shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Aug 28th 2020 Shelter Cove, Humboldt County N
May 9th 2020 Sand Dollar Beach, Santa Cruz County Y
May 1st 2020 Summerland, Santa Barbara County N
Apr 29th 2020 Moonlight Beach, San Diego County N
Mar 27th 2020 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz County N
Dec 21st 2019 Santa Rosa Island, Ventura County N
Nov 6th 2019 San Onofre, San Diego County N
Oct 5th 2019 Ship Rock near Catalina, Los Angeles County N
May 7th 2019 North Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County N
Jan 8th 2019 Sandspit Beach, MontaƱa de Oro State Park N
Oct 23rd 2018 Farallon Islands N
Sep 29th 2018 Beacons Beach, San Diego County N
Sep 27th 2018 Humboldt County N
Aug 24th 2018 Huntington Beach, Orange County N
Jul 14th 2018 Trinidad Beach, Huboldt County N
Jun 25th 2018 Oceanside, San Diego County N
Dec 30th 2017 Drakes Estero, Point Reyes, Marin County N
Nov 24th 2017 Stillwater Cove, Monterey County N
Aug 1st 2017 Between Pescadero Point & Bean Hollow Beach, San Mateo County N
Jul 20th 2017 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara N
Jul 20th 2017 Seal Rock, Goleta Beach, Santa Barbara N
Jul 11th 2017 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County N
May 3rd 2017 Sunset Beach, Orange County N
Apr 29th 2017 San Onofre, San Diego County N
Mar 18th 2017 Monterey Bay N
Sep 17th 2016 Bunkers, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, Humboldt County N
Sep 1st 2016 Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County N
Jul 8th 2016 Capitola, Santa Cruz County N
Jul 7th 2016 Off Palos Verdes peninsula, Los Angeles County N
May 29th 2016 Corona Del Mar, Newport, Orange County N
Mar 13th 2016 Bolsa Chica State Park, Orange County N
Oct 13th 2015 Off Leffingwell Landing, San Luis Obispo County N
Sep 24th 2015 Horseshoe Rock, Summerland, Santa Barbara County N
Sep 6th 2015 El Pescador Beach, Los Angeles County N
Sep 5th 2015 Deer Creek Beach, Ventura County N
Aug 29th 2015 Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo County N
Aug 29th 2015 Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County N
Aug 18th 2015 Santa Barbara County N
Aug 10th 2015 Cortes Bank N
Jul 23rd 2015 La Jolla, San Diego County N
Jul 10th 2015 Huntington Beach, Orange County N
Jul 8th 2015 Huntington Beach, Orange County N
Jun 13th 2015 Off San Diego N
Dec 28th 2014 Sand Spit Beach, San Luis Obispo N
Franklin Point, San Mateo County N
Oct 19th 2014 Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara County N
Oct 3rd 2014 Santa Barbara County N
Oct 3rd 2014 Santa Barbara County N
Oct 2nd 2014 Wall Beach, Vandenberg AFB, Santa Barbara County N
Sep 13th 2014 Manresa State Beach, Santa Cruz County N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (184)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (34)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (23)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (21)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (18)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (15)
  • Jacksonville Beach, Duval County (14)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (14)
  • Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (13)
  • Jensen Beach, Martin County (12)

Attacks by month

  • January (11)
  • February (5)
  • March (8)
  • April (11)
  • May (20)
  • June (23)
  • July (54)
  • August (48)
  • September (40)
  • October (38)
  • November (23)
  • December (13)