Elk Cove has numerous spectacular sea stacks and rock formations in the ocean close to shore that can be viewed from a vehicle or walking. The California Coastal National Monument comprises 20000 rocks, islands, and exposed reefs the length of the state. The status offers protection for critical habitat and scenic qualities.
The town of Elk , formerly a booming lumber town from the 1850’s, now is tiny but serves visitors seeking the phenomenal ocean experience. It offers numerous inns, a fine general store with a deli, art gallery, and historical museum.
Migrating whales can be viewed from the land. Camping and hiking are popular pastimes in the summer.
The winter offers powerful storms, wonderful to be viewed from indoors.
Skilled kayakers can navigate this shoreline for a more intimate experience with the marine life. Guides with equipment are available locally.
There are many beach accesses to the ocean and trails into nearby redwoods.
Year round. Call CA DOT in winter to ensure that the roads to the coast are open.
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