Nature is in charge here...
I know, I know. Maybe you've already driven through here on the 101, and didn't see much of anything. Turn around and come back! The complexion of this area is vast and ever-changing. Grey one afternoon, sparkling and bright just a moment later! I was lucky enough to have a few locals show me the beauty spots...and they're incomparable. Hidden Beach, 15 mi. south of Crescent City, is a "Hobbit trail" by the sea. Endert's Beach, 1 mi. south of town, is that rare combination of sandy shoreline and green, jutting Redwood-strewn mountains rising out of nowhere... Kellogg's beach goes on forever, with nary another soul in sight. For nature-lovers everywhere... We were out beach-combing on Endert's beach last April, and saw Grey Whales playing just beyond the breakers...at the same time, a seal was following along in the waves, watching ME. We were all having a great time being fascinated with each other. It was one of those moments when you swear time will never end, and go on, glowing and perpetual.
The usual beach fare
Backpack to carry your picnic Shoes for the beach, a sweater or jacket for the sea breeze, sunglasses and a camera. Sunscreen Camera with a zoom lens is great for lighthouse shots and kites. A towel for the sand and a shovel and pail is great. Even a kite if you're so inclined.
Oyster Stop Near Border
"Partially Destroyed by Wave in 60's"
During the 60's there was an earthquake in Alaska and the Tsunami wave that was created caused a lot of damage to Crescent City. You can see where they have rebuilt the spit where it protects the harbor.
Crescent City is a quiet place, a good place to visit for lunch or dinner because if you like fried oysters, this is the place.
Always a stop when going through.
Visit the two story, white restaurant in the harbor area. You can't miss it.
jquest's new Crescent City Page
Crescent City is a great place to visit if you are looking for beautiful scenery. Located just minutes from the California and Oregon border, the area is a site to see with the Pacific Ocean on one side and mountains and giant redwoods to the other. Aside from being a picturesqe area, the Crescent City area has several places to camp, play in the rivers and ocean, fish, gamble, and to just relax.