Shelter Cove is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It lies at an elevation of 138 feet. Shelter Cove is on California's Lost Coast where the King Range meets the Pacific Ocean.
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59 Surf Point
Shelter Cove, CA 95589
From the North: Go South on 101 to Redwood Drive (exit 642). Take that road south to the little town of Redway . As soon as you get to Redway, you will see signs for Shelter Cove.
From the South: Go North on 101 to Garberville. Take the second Garberville exit, go north and start looking for the Shelter Cove signs (it's about 2 miles to Redway).
The road to Shelter Cove is from Redway and is to the West, just North of the grocery store and looks like just a commercial/residential road (Briceland Road – turns into Shelter Cove Road), but soon turns into a windy, wooded road. There is one section a mile or so in that is temporarily one-lane. Drive slowly, use low gears, and move over if the crazy locals want to pass. It's 23 miles - but plan on an hour. There are forks in the road, but if you follow the yellow line, you won't get lost. Turn left at the stop sign at the end of the road and follow the road around toward the water. You'll pass the lighthouse on your left. Turn left on the first street (Surf Point), come down to the end and turn right into our driveway. We're peaches 'n' cream (peach and off-white). The office is the first door you'll see... If you’re using a GPS, our address is 59 Surf Point, Shelter Cove (Whitethorn), CA 95589. You cannot use your cell once you exit 101 (usually). If your service is US Cellular or Verizon, you will be able to use your cell in the Cove.
Enjoy the scenic beauty and please drive carefully.
It will take you approximately 45 minutes to make the drive.