The Slow Coast

The Slow Coast is right where you want to be.

The Slow Coast was born in 2003 when our family took a long (1,200 mi/112 days) slow, deliberate walk along the ocean from Oregon to Mexico.

We decided that this stretch of coast, north of Santa Cruz and south of Half Moon Bay, would be our home.

Since then we’ve worked to support the farmers and artisans who are our friends and neighbors and share our love for this place.

When you visit us on The Slow Coast you’ll understand what we mean by “In Slow We Trust”.

When you buy our locally grown, made, and inspired Slow Coast products you’ll help this community regrow and give back to causes we support: oceans, forests & community artisans.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, if we can help you plan a Slow Coast visit or event in the future.

Warm regards,

Dana, J, Grayce and Julia Nichols, Libby Patterson & the rest of The Slow Coast team

PS By becoming a patron, you'll get access to exclusive Slow Coast merch.

“We are living on the edge of forever.” – Jim West, Slow Coast botanical expert