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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Pebble Beach is a flat, calm, 1.5-mile beach on the western edge of Crescent City, California. The soft sands of this beach are typically greeted with calm waves because of the angle of the beach. Several turnouts along N. Pebble Beach Drive offer views for motorists and access points for those wanting to visit the waters. Great bird watching opportunities exist due to nearby sea stacks.

Off the shore of Pebble Beach you will notice a massive rock island known as Castle Island. This island is thought to be one of the most important sea bird rookeries along the California Coast. Here over 150,000 birds from 41 different species come to nest and breed on 14 acres of rock. Sea lions and elephant seals can also be seen and heard along the rocky shores of this island. Make sure to bring a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope to catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife on Castle Island.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Long beach. Great bird watching. Calm waves.

Cons

None.

Features

Fishing
Surfing
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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