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Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove

(4.7/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • After spending two days here, we never wanted to leave. The beach is quite amazing, black sands as far as the eye can see. It's a short hike from the parking lot down to the beach and the trail is wid...  more »
  • Beautiful beach, pet friendly and well worth the drive to get here. Secluded, quiet and somewhat rocky. Quite the scenic drive, curvy roads, better have your brakes checked, you will use them!  more »
  • If you're not from this part of California, it's a trek to drive here, but damn is it worth it. It's so secluded and calm. The water will probably always be too cold to swim in versus SoCal, but the v...  more »