Place

Enderts Beach

Coastal bluffs and vegetation above Enderts Beach
Ocean waves and tidepools make this a popular beach.

NPS / John Chao

Quick Facts

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 A half-mile hike descends to this rugged beach which has great opportunities for tidepooling
 
Parking is at the southern end of Enderts Beach Road and access to the beach is along the "Last Chance Section" of the California Coastal Trail. There are no facilities at the beach - only at the parking lot.

The first part of the trail follows coastal cliffs and sometimes the trail is impacted, or closed by rock falls. After a third of a mile there is a trail junction before crossing Nickel Creek.  A sign at the junction points to Enderts Beach down a spur trail that decends 200 feet (80 meters) to the ocean.  Along these trails are two interpretive wayside panels that talk about coastal vegetation, and tidepools.

Please remember that dogs are not allowed on the trail, and wildlife like bears and seals can be found in the area. Keep your distance from any wildlife you see.

Be smart and be safe at this beach: keep in mind this is not a good swimming beach. Cold temperatures, swift currents and sneaker waves have drowned many unsuspecting visitors on the beaches along the redwood coast.
 

Last updated: January 22, 2021