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Black Sands Beach

88 Reviews
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Black Sands Beach

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298 Dolphin Dr, Shelter Cove, CA 95589-9226
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coryandkelly wrote a review Jan 16
Shady Cove, Oregon55 contributions7 helpful votes
Wanted to walk along this long beach however the waves this weekend are no joke and high tide was middle of the day so we were cautious and did shorter walks overall nice beach
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Date of experience: January 2021
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POSHtravelier wrote a review Aug 2020
Waterbury, Vermont209 contributions79 helpful votes
Black sand is a bit of a misnomer. The dark color is caused by black rock that has been pummeled into gravel by the ocean. So, if you walk on this beach, be prepared to walk on gravel. Yes, it is rounded gravel, but it is hardly sand.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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shoshosho wrote a review Aug 2020
Saratoga, California198 contributions162 helpful votes
very secluded and calm. also very unique that the sand is black. We hiked for a few miles, and it was pretty cool. kinda hard to hike because of the gravels, but doable. must see if you are in Shelter Cove area.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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torimask wrote a review Jul 2020
Denver, Colorado156 contributions37 helpful votes
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What an amazing place. We were virtually alone in this alien landscape when we visited last week. The black rock (from the tectonic triangle just offshore) was mesmerizing and felt almost magnetic. The fog and powerful crashing waves against the jutting rocks, the groups of blue shells punctuating the endless black and white. Even the majestic wingspan of the vulture nearby was captivating. The drive here is part of the adventure. We saw elk feeding in one gulch among the switchbacks and giant trees.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Teri F wrote a review Jul 2020
Long Beach, California32 contributions6 helpful votes
I just read the other reviews and I agree with all of them. The road to this beach will give your brakes a workout and don’t bring your sunscreen. You won’t need it. What you do get is a place almost no one has been, cold weather, fog, and spectacular scenery. The rocks are fantastic. Crashing, tumultuous waves just daring you to come closer ... If remote places are your thing, you will love it. Just fabulous. Don’t tell anyone.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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