Enderts Beach

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California

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Enderts Beach


  • A cliffside trail leads down to the beach.- Enderts Beach
  • Ferns and deciduous trees growing along Nickel Creek.- Enderts Beach
  • Last bit of trail to Enderts Beach.- Enderts Beach
  • Fog fills the Nickel Creek Valley.- Enderts Beach
  • The trail ends at this outcropping with a great view of Enderts Beach.- Enderts Beach
  • Enderts Beach just after sunset.- Enderts Beach
  • The rugged northern section of the beach.- Enderts Beach
  • North of the trail the beach quickly becomes littered with rocks.- Enderts Beach
  • Mammal tracks leading both ways along the beach.- Enderts Beach
  • The sun illuminates a section of thin fog over the ocean.- Enderts Beach
  • Ocean seen through the natural rock arch.- Enderts Beach
  • Long streaks of foam recede from the beaches.- Enderts Beach
  • High tide washes up on the southern part of the beach.- Enderts Beach
  • Driftwood sitting in Nickel Creek.- Enderts Beach
  • Panorama of Nickel Creek, the rock arch, and the ocean.- Enderts Beach
  • Leaving the beach along the trail.- Enderts Beach
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Trail overlooks the ocean. Nearby backcountry sites at Nickel Creek Camp.
Limited parking. Half-mile access trail.
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, CA
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Pebbly beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


Parking at Crescent Beach Overlook offers the shortest access to Enderts Beach. From here a half-mile trail, which used to be an old road, leads alongside the bluffs and eventually drops into Nickel Creek, where you will enter a lush forest. Walk a little bit further, and past Nickel Creek Camp, and you will emerge into an open area with Enderts Beach on your left. The beach itself has several features that come together creating an awesome beach experience. To the north the beach steadily becomes populated with rocks where tide pools can eventually be found. Just be cognizant of incoming tides. The pristine Nickel Creek flows right through this beach during winter months, and in the summer a small pool of water remains in the canyon just before the beach with great reflections. There is also small natural arch opening toward the ocean. Adults will likely have to duck while passing through, but kids should be able to pass through with no problem. Finally, the main portion of the beach to the south is set against tall dramatic cliffs and beautiful dark rocks with milky white veins. This beach is truly an awesome place to visit.

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