360° VR Panoramas of the Northern California Coast, Coast Ranges, and Redwood Highway
Black Sands Beach
Shelter Cove, King Range National Conservation Area, California

Dark colored sands are common on the north coast, but the beach just north of Shelter Cove is the blackest and biggest. This is the south end of the twenty five mile Lost Coast hike. The King Range rises in one continuous steep slope from sea level to 4000 feet, second highest slope on the California coast (after Cone Peak in Big Sur).


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Interpretive signs at the Black Sands Beach Viewpoint

Interpretive signs at the Black Sands Beach Viewpoint

Interpretive signs at the Black Sands Beach Viewpoint

Shelter Cove, California

Date photographed: January 21, 2008
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Black Sands Beach at the north end of the village of Shelter Cove

Black Sands Beach at the north end of the village of Shelter Cove

Black Sands Beach at the north end of the village of Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove, California

Date photographed: January 21, 2008
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A brilliant winter day on Black Sands Beach at Shelter Cove

A brilliant winter day on Black Sands Beach at Shelter Cove

A brilliant winter day on Black Sands Beach at Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove, California

Date photographed: January 21, 2008
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A small stream crosses Black Sands Beach

A small stream crosses Black Sands Beach

A small stream crosses Black Sands Beach

Shelter Cove, California

Date photographed: January 21, 2008
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Black Sands Beach on the Lost Coast, north of Shelter Cove

Black Sands Beach on the Lost Coast, north of Shelter Cove

Black Sands Beach on the Lost Coast, north of Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove, California

Date photographed: January 21, 2008
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