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town.shelter cove

Along the rugged lower Humboldt Coast, Point Delgado is Shelter Cover California. This lil seaside community is right in the middle of the Lost Coast of Northern California. One narrow paved road leads thru redwoods, due east to Redway & Garberville. Usal Road, a long dirt roads leads north from Hwy 101 (just as it curves away from coast). ShelterCove is retirement homes perched on steep hillsides of forested terrain, overlooking the Pacific ocean. The cove is rugged & the small marina survives with fishermen & pulling boats onshore with a tractor. (aka Whitethorn, CA)
elevation: 200'
population: 800
zip code: 95589


steep rural coastline, cliffs w/ black sand beaches, pine trees & redwoods

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Humboldt County
W of Garberville
W off Hwy 101, via Shelter Cove Rd



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • sportfishing
  • boating
  • hiking
  • golfing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • King Range Lost Coast
  • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
  • Shelter Cove Golf Course
  • Humboldt Creek
  • description:
    Very rural residental area on steep hillside with lush forest & redwoods nearby. Steep cliffs and black sand beaches will have you in awe, if you can find this destination on a sunny day. Fog is very common. Plenty backpacking and camping up or down the coast.

    nearby towns:
    Fort Bragg
    local links:

    Garberville Chamber of Commerce
    773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542

    Lost Coast Outpost
    Shelter Cove Airport
    Redwoods Map
    Lost Coast Map

    Lost Coast Yoga

    Usal Beach Foggy

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