Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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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.

Logistics + Planning



Parking Pass

Not Required


Trail overlooks the ocean. Nearby backcountry sites at Nickel Creek Camp.


Limited parking. Half-mile access trail.


Backcountry camping
Tide pools
Tide pools


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