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Beautiful

Was able top drive down onto the beach (where the boat launch is) and that was awesome. Have not... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2019
Sondra K
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Spectacular Little Beach

Went to Black Sands Beach on a Tuesday in early April during our 3 day visit to Shelter Cove. We... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Garradio
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Was able top drive down onto the beach (where the boat launch is) and that was awesome. Have not been able to do that on a long time. Beautiful sands!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Sondra K
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Went to Black Sands Beach on a Tuesday in early April during our 3 day visit to Shelter Cove. We spent an hour there mid day without seeing anyone else. It's not so much a sand beach as it is a pebble beach but it's...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Garradio
Reviewed April 22, 2019

The black sand beach is worth a visit. There is a darling light house that was moved from another CA, location. The people in Shelter Cove are very welcoming.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Roxanna D
Reviewed April 13, 2019

It was a cool foggy day and we mostly had the beach to ourselves. It was beautiful and we truly felt that we were on the

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Black Sands Beach is the southern terminus of the Lost Coast Trail and gives a taste of the rugged beauty and natural splendor of the area. You can hike the beach for about 3.5 miles before you hit one of the low-tide-only beach passages, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank X4967AMjimm
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The beach is all rocks so not for bare feet. You also are not permitted close to the water due to the danger of being swept in and drowning. However, we crossed the beach to a huge rock and sat up there for over an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Katie M
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I felt my brothers in every wave possible and the memories will live with me forever. The beach was the most beautiful thing to me.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank crystal101wise
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Lovely black pebble beach and beautiful waves to watch crashing in on the black rocks. Not great for playing in the water in The fall.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank larryw683
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This beach really is a hidden gem. We went on a Saturday afternoon and saw less than 10 people. The sand is jet black and the water is absolutely gorgeous. A couple of things to keep in mind: It is unsafe to go into the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
8  Thank Elissa G
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We walked up and down the black sand beach, we bird watched, and saw dozens of seals and sea lions. This was one of our favorite parts of our 8 days drive up the coast.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Shawn G
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It's just a short drive from the RV Park, just north of the airport. Take Upper Pacific Drive to Humboldt Loop and follow that to the end. Take a right on Beach Road, then a quick left to the Trailhead Parking Lot. It's a... More
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