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Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove

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  • Gaze upon the majestic King Range Conservation Area from the black pebble beach. The wild redwood forest tumbles right into the ocean shore. The ocean is rough here- not for swimming. 
  • My husband and I expected a short visit, but spent 2 hours exploring this beautiful area. The beach is rocky so wear shoes and there are warning signs about dangerous waves which kept us at bay from t...  more »
  • Sand is a bad word. But that's not bad. It is all smooth black pea sized gravel. Not a place to swim at all !! Very dangerous undertow and surf. Absolutely beautiful watch though !