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Restaurants

  • Chart Room Restaurant
  • Mario's Bar & Grill
  • Delgada Pizza and Bakery
  • Cove Restaurant at the Oceanfront Inn

Shelter Cove Vacation Travel Information

Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove, California

Black Sands Beach is the south end of a long walkable coastline that is over 20 miles long between Shelter Cove to Mattole River Campground. The Lost Coast Trail takes backpackers north on this beach to numerous wilderness camp spots and remote places. Parts of this stretch are blocked at high tide so plan accordingly if you are backpacking. Day-use of the wide dark sand and pebbly beach near the parking lot is nearly ideal. You can walk either direction on the beach. To the north is a great vast beachcombing shoreline and to the south isĀ Little Black Sands Beach. This entire area is protected by the Bureau of Land Management in the King Range National Conservation Area.

To find the Black Sand Beach parking lot just turn onto Beach Road from Shelter Cove Road. Getting to Shelter Cove requires an hour-long drive on twisty backroads from Highway 101 in the town of Garberville, CA.

Address
Beach Rd and Humboldt Loop
Whitethorn, CA 95589
Park Name
King Range National Conservation Area
Owner
BLM
Activities
Beachcombing, Birdwatching, Beach Walking
Amenities
Restrooms, Picnic Tables
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees
Free parking and free backcountry camping permits issued at trailhead

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