Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove

#11 of 20 in Outdoors in Humboldt County
Black Sands Beach is located in Shelter Cove. Before you head to Shelter Cove, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shelter Cove itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Shelter Cove has to offer, including Black Sands Beach.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Shelter Cove is off the beaten path. Lighthouse, Seals Rock covered with seals and the Black Sand Beach. We drove over after visiting the Humboldt Redwood State Park. Was a surprise to see more redwoo...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    I visited this beach in May 2016. I drove 5 hours to get to Shelter Cove. The road in was definitely tedious and scary at times. It was so curvy that my dog got car sick and that never happens. I sugg...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Shelter Cove, California is on the Lost Coast in Humboldt County and on a long hilly, windy narrow road. I think 35 to 40 is a nice speed on this road but watch you rear view mirror. Locals really zip...  more »

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