In the 1920's, when they built the Coast Highway in northern California, engineers decided that a stretch of the coast, from northern Mendocino County- through Humboldt County, was too rugged to make a road.
Thus, an expanse of magnificent coast line soon became isolated and hard to get to- this is now referred to as the 'Lost Coast'.
There is a small community called Shelter Cove which is located about 45 minutes away from Garberville in southern Humboldt County.
We spent a lovely day watching the Harbor Seals and Sea Lions (above Dr. J is taking photos of them on the rock beyond). We spotted many different types of birds, sea otters, hermit crabs, fish, and even an eel.
In the several hours we spent at the beach picnicking and exploring the tide pools we only saw two other people- it was beautiful and serene- I am so glad they left this small part of the California coast undeveloped.
Have you ever visited the Lost Coast?
What is the most secluded beach you have been to?