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Crescent City Coastline, North Coast Calif. Photo Copyright Cindy Fike

Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city, Crescent City, this the farthest place on north coast, still inside the state of California. Oregon is close by and rainy weather dominates the year. Locals call this the county seat of Del NORT. (best not pronounce the 'e' in Norte)

crescent city, California

elevation: 44'
population: 6,400
zip code: 95531


seaside point & cove

Crescent City

Del Norte County
South of Oregon state line
on US Hwy. 101 @ Hwy. 199


Crescent City



  • backpacking
  • beaches
  • camping
  • hiking
  • lighthouse
  • marine life
  • sea birds
  • sand dunes
  • seaport
  • fishing
  • wildlife
  • marina
  • fish markets
  • shopping
  • restaurants
  • boating
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Del Norte Redwood State Park
  • Smith River NRA
  • Redwoods National Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
  • Lake Earl State Park
  • Windchuck River
  • Pelican State Beach
  • Del Norte Historical Museum
  • Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Towola Dunes State Park
  • Smith River County Park
  • Pelican State Beach
  • Yontocket Village Site
  • Crescent Beach
  • Last Chance Coastal Trail
  • Damnation Creek Trailhead
  • Myrtle Creek
  • Middle Fork Smith River
  • Myrtle Creek Falls
  • Ocean World (Under Sea Garden)
  • Stout Redwood Grove
  • Best Scenic Drive: South Fork Smith River
  • Prince Island
  • description:
    Seaside city along the Redwoods North Coast with plenty of outdoor recreation & parks. Shopping and restaurants in town w/ services. Local industries include - fishing, timber and summer tourism.

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