Enderts Beach in Crescent City, California
A semi-hidden surprise lies at the end of Enderts Beach Road just south of Crescent City, California. Enderts Beach — voted one of the top beaches in California by a handful of magazines and publications — is a dazzling stretch of sand and pebbles on the shimmering Pacific Ocean.
Just a few steps from the parking area, you can head to the Crescent Beach Overlook for panoramic views of the Pacific. Pack a picnic lunch and watch for California gray whales or grab your pack and head down to the beach. During low tide, look for colorful sea stars and anemones at this prime tidepooling spot.
The Last Chance section of the California Coastal Trail rolls through here. Hike, bike or backpack your way from the parking area (out and back is about 12 miles). The trail climbs away from the beach and after three miles you will find yourself in an old-growth redwood forest.
End of Enderts Beach Road Crescent City, CA
3/4 miles from the parking area to the beach below.
Scenic Overlook; Picnic area; Dog-friendly (leashed); Free Parking; Tide Pools; Bikeable
One really big problem with this area is every one opens very late, and closes very early, how can people utilize a visitor center that opens from 10AM ( and there is not any map outside ! ) ?
Thank you for your feedback, Huyen. I will pass along your suggestion to the visitor center team.
are there toilets available for the Enderts beach or Nickle Creek camping area? Are fires allowed at the camping area?
There’s a portable toilet at Enderts / Crescent Beach Overlook area. There are chemical vault toilets at Nickel Creek Campground, but the camping area is closed right now due to the landslide at Last Chance Grade. When it is open, you need to get a free camping permit from the Redwoods National Park visitor center in Crescent City or at any of these visitor centers: https://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Fires are allowed in the designated campfire areas. There are current fire regulations for the Six Rivers National Forest area, too in effect right now:
• Campfires are only allowed in open developed campgrounds (no permit required), designated fire-safe sites, and within wilderness areas.
• Outside of developed recreation sites, forest visitors with a free valid California campfire permit will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas stoves, grills or lanterns with shut-off valves, in an area at least five feet from any flammable materials. The free campfire permit is required for fire in designated fire-safe sites and in wilderness areas except where excluded above. Permits may be obtained at any forest office or online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/campfires/.
Is she’ll collecting allowed on this beach?
Yes, it is.
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Just love it!
Used to take my girls to ranger guided walks when staying at Jed Smith