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…