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About Shelter Cove Beach in Whitethorn, California

Shelter Cove Beach is a long dark sand beach on the south side of the town of Shelter Cove. This is the beach at the Shelter Cove Boat Launching Facility. Boaters and fishermen dominate the shoreline here. The beach is protected from the west by Point Delgada and a rock jetty near the boat ramp so families might be present too. At low tide surfers sometimes walk or drive their trucks farther down the beach to the surf-exposed shoreline at Dead Man’s Beach. The Shelter Cove RV Park & Campground is above the cove and they have a small store and a deli. Black Sands Beach is a wider pedestrian-only beach on the north side of town. The drive to Shelter Cove is a long winding trip that begins in Redway near Garberville on the 101. Allow an hour to get here from the highway.

533 Machi Rd
Whitethorn, CA 95589
Pet Details
Pets allowed
Free parking
Boating, Camping, Fishing, Beach Driving, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Abalone Diving
Campground, Boat Launch, Restrooms
Map of Shelter Cove Beach
Redway, US
6:15 am, May 28, 2024
temperature icon 49°F
L: 49° H: 62°
Feels like 45.25 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 8:36 pm
Humidity 91 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Dead Man’s Beach

0.4 miles away

Dead Man’s Beach is a spring and fall surfing spot in the Humboldt County resort town of Shelter Cove....

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