Whale Watching

Whale Watching The Inn of the Lost Coast is an amazing place to stay for seasonal whale watchers who are looking for a little luxury, and the perfect location for seeing grey, humped-back and killer whales especially from the balcony of one their deluxe suites. Shelter Cove’s natural resources and generous food supply make this…

Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants The Avenue of the Giants is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Rockefeller Forrest 10,000 acres of trails where you can picnic, camp, hike, swim, fish, raft or bike ride through. Garberville The main hub of activities and commerce in the…

Shelter Cove Airport

Shelter Cove Airport When you fly into Shelter Cove, stay at the Inn of the Lost Coast at the north end of the field.  Pilots can  use the van to drive around the area. The hotel is excellent, the service is great and its right on the water. There is no fuel but Little River…

Golf

Shelter Cove Golf The entire course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is only a short stroll away from the Inn of the Lost Coast. It’s an easy walking course and the views are spectacular. This is a nine hole links course covering 2,380 yards with a par of 33 for the men and 34 for…

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Cyclists can ride mountains in the morning, surf with sea lions in the afternoon and be back at The Inn of the Lost Coast to relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific. Paradise Royale is a relatively new 14-mile single-track loop on California’s Lost Coast. Paradise Royale is in the King…

Kayaking

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…

Sport Fishing

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…

Surfing

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…

Hiking and Backpacking

Just minutes from the Inn of the Lost Coast, over 80 miles of trails span from beach to mountain peak and from dark forests to golden prairies. Trails from the King Range Crest to the beach include 2,000–3,500 foot elevation changes. Hiking on the lost coast is the first thing that the free spirit wants…