Stunning ocean vistas and black sand beaches await at our hotel near Shelter Cove, California! About 25 miles west of Garberville, Shelter Cove is located on California’s ruggedly beautiful Lost Coast. It is home to Black Sands Beach, set against jagged cliffs which have given the beach its name, as the black pebbles of the beach are the result of years of cliff erosion into the ocean.
This relatively remote beach can be reached by road, but it is off the beaten path, so you will often be one of very few visitors to its 3.5 mile stretch.
As part of California’s Lost Coast, Shelter Cove is a unique coastal community, with no major highway running through it. Experience tranquility and the sounds of waves crashing into the bluffs that is hard to find anywhere else. Shelter Cove’s unique landscape and views make it a worthy addition to your stops and things to do all along California’s Redwood Coast.
Shelter Cove’s rocky shoreline is an inviting respite for a variety of sea animals. From the community’s rocky cliffs, you may even see whales passing by! Down by the water, seals, sea lions, and otters are regularly spotted enjoying the sun. At low tide, the cove’s tide pools are filled with ocean life. It’s an animal lovers dream!
Golfing in Shelter Cove
While you’re out by the coast, go golfing in Shelter Cove! Shelter Cove Golf Links is a public course which overlooks the ocean. Situated at the end of the Shelter Cove Airstrip, the course has natural hazards intact and a 110-slope rating.
The drive from our hotel to Shelter Cover is winding and occasionally steep, though it is paved and well-traveled the entire way! To visit one of the best kept California secrets from Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn, take Redwood Drive out of Garberville and make a left on Briceland Thorn Road in Redway, CA.
Follow Briceland Thorn Road, and keep right at Thorn Junction to turn onto Shelter Cove Road, which will take you into the winding roads of Shelter Cove itself.