California Shark Attacks

301 attacks recorded (21 fatal)
California shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Dec 10th 2006 Dillon Beach, Marin County N
Jul 29th 2006 Broad Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles County N
Jun 17th 2006 Monterey, Monterey County N
Jan 18th 2006 Santa Cruz N
Nov 2nd 2005 Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County N
Nov 2nd 2005 Ocean Beach, San Francisco, San Francisco County N
Oct 21st 2005 Klamath River mouth N
Oct 19th 2005 Salmon Beach, Sonoma County N
Aug 24th 2005 Scripps, LaJolla, San Diego County N
Nov 11th 2004 Bunkers, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, Humboldt County N
Oct 10th 2004 Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore N
Oct 2nd 2004 Pismo Beach N
Oct 1st 2004 Lifeguard Tower 16, Huntington Beach N
Aug 20th 2004 204s, San Clemente N
Aug 15th 2004 Kibesillah, Mendocino County Y
Jun 26th 2004 San Onofre State Beach, San Diego County N
May 28th 2004 Salmon Creek, Sonoma County N
Aug 19th 2003 Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County Y
Aug 12th 2003 Venice Beach, Los Angeles County N
Nov 28th 2002 Salmon Creek, Sonoma County N
Sep 21st 2002 Moonstone Beach N
May 31st 2002 Stinson Beach, Marin County N
Jun 10th 2001 Catalina Island N
Jan 9th 2001 Sunset Cliffs, San Diego N
Nov 4th 2000 1/4 to 1/2 m north of the jetty at Bunkers, Eureka, Humboldt County N
Sep 29th 2000 Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County N
Dec 14th 1999 Off Ventura, Anacapa & Santa Cruz Islands N
Nov 15th 1999 Waddell Reef, Santa Cruz County N
Aug 26th 1998 Stinson Beach N
Aug 24th 1997 Clam Beach, near Eureka N
Nov 29th 1996 Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County N
Oct 5th 1996 Dillon Beach, Marin County N
Oct 3rd 1996 North Salmon Creek Beach, Sonoma County N
Aug 13th 1996 Bird Rock, Tomales Point N
Sep 28th 1995 Davenport Landing N
Sep 3rd 1995 Shelter Cove N
Aug 13th 1995 Pierce Point N
Aug 1st 1995 Carmel N
Jun 30th 1995 Bluefish Cove, Pt. Lobos State Park, Monterey County N
Jun 24th 1995 LaJolla Shores, San Diego County N
Dec 9th 1994 San Miguel Island Y
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego N
Mar 7th 1994 N
Oct 30th 1993 Bunkers Eureka, Humboldt County N
Oct 10th 1993 Goat Rock, Bodega Bay, Sonoma County? N
Aug 15th 1993 Between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Barbara N
Aug 12th 1993 Abalone Point, Westport Union Landing, Mendocino County N
Mar 12th 1993 Linda Mar Beach, Pedro Point, San Mateo County N
Nov 29th 1992 San Onofre N
Nov 14th 1992 Ano Nuevo, San Mateo 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)