Just down the road from the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve in Cambria on the central California coast is a small country park called Lampton Cliffs.
The park features a wooden stairway providing convenient access to a sheltered, rocky inlet.
Near the park is an open area that is marked as an ecological study zone. This is fenced and closed to the public.
I don’t know what kind of ecological study the University of California is doing here, but the ecology of the nature reserve seems imperfectly balanced — there were at least a couple dozen deer lounging in the meadow.