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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Wilson Creek Beach is a small beach right off of Highway 101. The location makes this beach great for a quick stop as a break from traveling. Picnic tables offer a place to enjoy a meal while overlooking the Pacific Ocean and listening to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. There are also pits where you can make a fire to warm your cold feet after a barefoot walk through the wet sand.

False Klamath Cove opens up in front of Wilson Creek Beach. Native American legend has it that the Klamath River once flowed out into the ocean here rather than its present location a few miles south. For many years this location between Wilson Creek and Lagoon Creek marked the border between the Yurok and Tolowa tribal lands. The name for the cove likely comes from sailors being commonly fooled into believing it is the real Klamath Cove and thus sailing into it, only to find they are in the wrong location. 

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Fire pits. Picnic tables along the beach.

Cons

Adjacent to the highway.

Address

CA 95548
United States

Features

Fishing
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, Oregon
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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