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Black Sand Beach

Lost Coast, Shelter Cove, California USA

“The hidden treasure of the Lost Coast”

The Lost Coast of California stretches about 80 miles long. It is one of the lightest traveled coasts. If you have the courage and skill to master this coast, you will be greeted by peaks that are more than 2000 feet high. The highest is King’s Peak at 4,087 feet. You will also be greeted by a beach named Black Sand Beach. Though you can swim in this beach, most people don’t. It isn’t a beach that attracts a large crowd, except for those that are hiking along the coast and stop to take pictures and such. This beach brings about an extremely dramatic scene, with beautiful water, sand, and peaks all around it. The area is known for its black sand beaches, which get their color from dark colored sandstone called greywacke and an older compressed shale produced by tectonic activity of one continental and two oceanic plates meeting just offshore.

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Reviewed by
jojo

  • 7 Reviews
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July 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

ad the beach all to ourselves..... absolutly lovely~!~

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Nick

  • 11 Reviews
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July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is not in the San Fran area. It's a crazy, winding mountain road that takes an hour each way with this amazing beach at the end. You have to see it if you're passing through. When's the next time you'll get a chance?

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jessblr22

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May 06, 2015
Rated 5.0

Absolutely gorgeous! A little bit of a hike to get to and a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the walk! Very quiet and serene. By far my favorite spot in the San Fran area

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Black Sand Beach

Lost Coast
Shelter Cove, California
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