Waves from the Pacific Ocean crash on the rocks at Shelter Cove. (Photo by Bob Wick, BLM)
Steep terrain and towering mountains, cascading and crystal-clear rivers, endless views of the Pacific Ocean, and the abundance of wildlife frame a truly unique landscape along The Lost Coast.
Visit the historic Cape Mendocino Lighthouse open seasonally to the public for guided tours. Explore the rocks, reefs and tide pools below Mal Coombs Park. See seals and sea lions, an occasional otter, and during migration seasons, catch a glimpse of migrating whales. At the north end of the community is Black Sands Beach, providing visitors the opportunity to stroll along the beach or backpack up the coast.