Place

Crescent Beach Day Use Area

Fire ring and picnic table on a sandy beach. Blue waves break in the distance.
Crescent Beach has drawn humans to it since time immemorial.

NPS Photo / B. Marciniec.

Quick Facts

Beach/Water Access, Fire Pit, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Wheelchair Accessible

Easy Access To the Pacific Ocean: With Plenty of Parking

For those in the northern part of the parks wanting some beach-time, this day-use area provides it all. Miles of wind-swept beach and some coastal trails can be picked up from this location. An interpretive exhibit talks about the Tolowa people and their on-going connection to the land and ocean. Sunsets and photography here can be amazing.

This is not a good swimming beach - the water is very cold and currents are swift. Vehicles are not allowed on the beach. Leashed pets are allowed.

There is a trail that connects to this area: the "Crescent Beach Section" of the California Coastal Trail. The trailhead is accessed by walking back out of the parking area towards Enderts Beach Rd. The trail then parallels the road and leads to the Crescent Beach Overlook. 

Beach wheelchairs can be reserved.
 

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Last updated: April 21, 2022