The Golf Course is directly across the street from the Shelter Cove House on Sea View, and it running alongside the airstrip and overlooking Pacific Ocean. It is a nine hole links course covering 2,380 yards with a par of 33 for the men and 34 for the ladies. There is one par-5, four par-4s, and four par-3s. The slope rating is 110.
This is a nine hole links course covering 2,428 yards with a par of 33 for the men and 34 for the ladies. There is one par-5, four par-4s, and four par-3s. The slope rating is 103.
Greens fees are payable using the pay kiosk at hole #1: $15.00 – 9 holes, $20 – 18 holes, $50 – 1 week, $90 – 1 month. Annual greens fees available from the District office during business hours Monday through Friday 8AM – 4PM: $500 beginning July 1st and pro-rated throughout the year.
Shelter Cove Golf Course is a member of the Northern California Golf Association. NCGA has installed a computer in the club house for its members to register scores and calculate handicaps. The men’s league play on Saturdays at 10:00 and the ladies tee off on Wednesdays 10:00.
The Community Clubhouse Recreation Facility includes Abalone Hall, a 1200 sq ft rentable venue, a sports lawn for volleyball and croquet, bocce ball court and two horseshoe pits. Sports equipment (horseshoes, bocce balls, volleyballs and a croquet set are provided by the District.
There are lots of beautiful sites to see walking in and around Shelter Cove including watching the crashing waves and sunsets at the often empty Black Sands Beach. If you’re up for more adventure, hiking on the lost coast is a favorite among hikers. The coast to the north of Shelter Cove provides a great place to hike, as a day trip or a more prolonged endeavor. Parallel to this stretch of beach known by the locals as “Big Black Sands Beach” are mostly public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
The beach is may be difficult to walk on at times since it is composed of a round sand and each step sinks in at the heel giving a weighed step. But by slowing the pace and/or taking advantage of trails that lift you up onto the bluffs you can make time and preserve energy. There are trails that take off from the beach and lead you along the creeks and streams or up into the mountains and back into the wild public lands that surround Shelter Cove.
Wine Tasting / Wine Making
Briceland Vineyards is on the road between Redway and Shelter Cove
Shelter Cove Mountain Biking
Paradise Royale is a relatively new 14-mile single-track loop on California’s Lost Coast in the King Range National Conservation Area.
Surfing Shelter Cove
As the cove is crescent-shaped, it can be triple-overhead off Point Delgada but chest-high near the boat ramp.
Deadman’s is the most popular surf spot in Shelter Cove; the wave is a bit like Lower Trestles. Third Reef lies smack-dab between Deadman’s and No Pass, requiring a larger swell and a low tide to work properly. Long rights and lefts, with the rights usually being a tad slower than the left. Just south of that is No Pass, an excellent lefthander peeling along a horseshoe reef, providing smackable lips and some unreal speed sections. You won’t be disappointed.
Further south, requiring a brief paddle around Point No Pass and a walk down the beach, is the celebrated Gale Point, a rocky righthand point-break of much repute. Long, fast walls and sweet tube sections with the correct swell angle. Northwest pulses up to double-overhead with a high tide works best here.
- Shelter Cove Surfing
- Shelter Cove Surf Report & Forecast
- Lost Coast Surf Shack
- Hip Camp: Surfing the Lost Coast
Sport Fishing Shelter Cove
Shelter Cove is one of California’s premiere ocean fishing destinations. Sport fishing enthusiasts come for the salmon, which come close to the shore here May through August. Anglers can also catch an abundance of ling cod, rock cod, halibut, albacore and surf perch, and can fish from the shore for perch or rock fish. Fishermen can also launch a boat from the cove, which Point Delgada protects from the northwesterly winds.
Visitors can buy fishing licenses at Shelter Cove stores or charter a boat from a sport fishing business for a guided angling adventure. On calm days, abalone diving is also an option.
- Times Standard: Fishing the North Coast: Shelter Cove salmon starting to show
- Oregon Fish Reports: Solid salmon action at Shelter Cove
- Nor Cal Fish Reports: Shelter Cove
- Sea Hawk Sport Fishing Shelter Cove (707) 223-1600
- Captain Morris’ C’Mon Sport Fishing (707) 223-2362
- Outcast Sport Fishing (707) 223-0368
- Shelter Cove Fishing Preservation Inc.
- Shelter Cove Black Sands Fishing Trip 2019
Sea Kayaking Shelter Cove
Dramatic vistas of steep cliffs plunging to the sea from a 2,000-foot ridgeline make the Lost Coast among the most scenic paddling areas on the West Coast. Here Cap Mendocino — the westernmost point of land in the “Lower 48”—plows into the Pacific, awash in sea spray, like the bow of a giant ship.
In the 40-mile lee of this massive cape are a handful of remote beaches where, under the right conditions, a skilled and adventurous paddler might make landfall. Although intermediate kayakers with good sea sense may enjoy short trips in the vicinity of Shelter Cove or Bear Harbor, the rest of this route can challenge even the most advanced coastal paddlers. The rewards, however, are great, as this remains the wildest stretch of seashore in the state. The North Coast’s natural beauty is widely celebrated, but far from fully grasped. Cruising along under paddle power is a unique opportunity.
Excerpted from Guide to Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California, by Roger Schumann owner/operator of Eskape Sea Kayaking School in Santa Cruz, CA. And as found at Inn of the Lost Coast
When you drive up to highway 101 from Shelter Cove and head north towards Eurika, you soon come upon the South Entrance of the Avenue of the Giants. The Avenue of the Giants runs parallel to 101 and there are many opportunities to switch from 101 to the Avenue between the north and south entrances. About halfway is the small town of Miranda which has a great market where the former owner of the Shelter Cove House on Sea View can sometimes be found among his prized antique cars.
“Avenue of the Giants – A Destination Vacation: Is a travel brochure featuring the world-famous scenic drive, which is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101, that parallels Freeway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves. It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the entire 500-mile redwood belt and is accessible to all with convenient services provided along the way. The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by the Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Take time to browse tourist attractions in Humboldt County, CA, picnic, camp, hike, swim, fish, raft, or bike ride in the cool hush of these ancient redwood forests. Don’t miss visiting ROCKEFELLER FOREST, where 10,000 acres of indescribable beauty will surely awe any visitor. There are many trails in this forest, as well as, the 8th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd tallest trees, and the “Champion Coast Redwood” at 370 feet tall! SCOTIA is one of the last “company-owned” towns in California.”
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, United States, containing Rockefeller Forest, the world’s largest remaining contiguous old-growth forest of coast redwoods. It is located 30 miles (48 km) south of Eureka, California, near Weott in southern Humboldt County, within Northern California, named after the great nineteenth-century scientist, Alexander von Humboldt. The park was established by the Save the Redwoods League in 1921 largely from lands purchased from the Pacific Lumber Company. Beginning with the dedication of the Raynal Bolling Memorial Grove, it has grown to become the third-largest park in the California State Park system, now containing 51,651 acres (20,902 ha) through acquisitions and gifts to the state.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richardson Grove is a small park with giant redwoods by the Eel River. Driving north on 101 towards Shelter Grove, you pass right through Richardson Grove. It’s a great place to go from Shelter Cove or a nice stop on the way up or back.
Shelter Cove Airport
Shelter Cove offers a 3,400 foot runway for light, prop and turbo-prop aircraft. There is no fuel but Little River has 100LL about 45 miles south and Ukiah has 100LL. There are several fields to visit between Santa Rosa and Shelter Cove.
- AirNav.com | Shelter Cove Airport 0Q5
- Landing at Shelter Cove ~ 0Q5
- Wikipedia: Shelter Cove Airport
- Shelter Cove Airport Association
- Live Webcams at Shelter Cove Airport
- Marc’s Public Blog – Flying – 2008/07/04 Flight from Palo Alto to foggy Shelter Cove and back
Shelter Cove is a great place for seasonal whale watchers hoping to see grey, humped-back and killer whales. The abundant food supply make this portion of northern California’s coastline a one to two week critical stopping location for the grey whales during their migration and birthing periods.
Peak season in Shelter Cove is in April and May during the grey whale’s migration down the Pacific Coast to warmer waters.
“The Lost Coast trail is one of the finest beach backpacking trips in the world – don’t miss this one of a kind tour!”
Magical redwoods inspire people from all over the world to visit this stunning location. Whether people find their way to this area through whispers of secret waterfalls and hidden swimming holes, or to check an item off their bucket, we are no doubt, the number one backpacking destination in Northern California.
Let us take you off the beaten path and into the heart of our world-renowned destination. We’ll handle the logistics, plan for the tides and show you the ropes.
See the Elk
Very close to Shelter Cove, CA is a meadow called “hidden valley”. There are elk that migrate in and out of the area. Recently this Bull and others were observed by the late Dan Thomas, who furnished this picture, taken mid December 2000.