Tide Pooling

Visit Mal Coombs Park right next to the Inn and explore the intertidal tide pools. Watch the sea life go about their daily lives in the tide pools.

Shelter Cove Beach

The waters are usually calm and is the only safe place to swim in the area. It is family friendly, dog friendly, barbeque friendly, car friendly and a great place to spend the day
with the family.

Black Sands Beach

Black Sands Beach is the south end of a long walkable coastline that is over 20 miles long between Shelter Cove to Matolle River Campground.


Explore the local charter fishing opportunities in deep water fishing.

Hiking and Backpacking

The Lost Coast Trail offers one of the few coastal wilderness hiking experiences in the United States. Hikers can view sea lions, tidepools and spectacular spring wildflowers.

Bring Your Boat

Feel free to bring your own watercraft from kayaks and SeaDoos to small and large boats. Most small watercraft you can launch on your own.


A popular place to surf in Shelter Cove is at Dead Man’s Beach about a mile down the beach from the boat launch at Shelter Cove Beach.

Whale Watching

Witness the epic journey of gray whales traveling between Alaska and Mexico—and then back again.

Mountain Biking

The Paradise Royale trail system is an amazing way to experience the Lost Coast of Northern California.

Painting and Wine

Painting and Wine classes on the bluff with local artist, Lori Hopkins, $60/person.


In-house Massseuse, by appointment only, $80 for 60 minutes, $100 for 90 minutes


The Shelter Cove Golf Links are located a short walk from the Oceanfront Inn. It is a nine hole links course covering 2,428 yards.

BBQ on the Patio

BBQ on the hotel Patio complete with all grilling and picnic supplies.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting on the Garden Patio.


Horseshoes on the south lawn

Relax with the Ocean

Chairs and side tables all along the bluff overlooking the ocean

Marine Mammal Talk

Marine mammal talks by marine biologist, Dale Bowden

Jr. Ranger

Learn about the plants and animals in the King Range Conservation Area and earn your Jr. Ranger badges. Ask in the lobby.

Beach Toys

Loaner beach toys are available for kids in the lobby.

Board Games

Loaner board games are available in the lobby.

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