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Enjoy a Beautiful House While Visiting the North Coast of California

The north coast of California offers a wealth of activities for vacationers. Outdoor enthusiasts will find many activities to keep them busy. Stay in a splendid rental house, cottage, or cabin during your visit. Many fine facilities and amenities will help you feel more at home. Perks may include hot tubs, fireplaces, outdoor grills, internet access and cable television.

Spend a Day at the Beach

The beach can be a relaxing place to spend the day. Families, surfers, and hikers will enjoy some of the many beaches in this area. Several notable beaches include:

  • South Beach is noted for its crescent shape. It is the perfect place for families to swim, enjoy the sandy beach, and hunt for sand dollars. Surfers will like the riding the waves there.
  • Pebble Beach Drive is a stretch of beach known as a great spot for surfing. Beachcombers will find a plethora of treasures here as well. Both sandy beaches and rocky reefs are found at this beach
  • Endert’s Beach and Vista Point is a beach known mostly to locals. Often missed by vacationers, it offers a chance for whale watching and a view of Crescent City Harbor.

Fishing is a Favorite Pastime

This area of California is known for its excellent fishing. Popular catches are salmon and steelhead fish, but other types of fish are also found. The many rivers and lakes in the area offer both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Some choose to fish from piers or the banks of the rivers while others take advantage of the boat launch sites.

Parks and Other Outdoor Attractions Provide Fun Adventures

There are so many things to see and do in the many parks on the northern coast of California. Stroll through the Redwood National Park and see the trees that are taller than any other trees in the world. Jedediah State Park also has huge redwood trees along with hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife such as black bears, river otter, beavers, and more. Some may enjoy visiting the lighthouses in the area. The Battery Point Lighthouse is the oldest in California and can be reached by foot at low tide. The St. George Reef Lighthouse is another option. It is the only offshore lighthouse in California that is accessible to the public. Additionally, many of the rivers offer rafting trips of varying intensities from relaxing, lazy river rides to rapids. Any outdoor activity you choose is sure to be exciting.

Enjoy the Gorgeous Summer Weather

The weather on the northern California coast is pleasant most of the year. Temperatures average the low to mid 50s in the winter and the mid to upper 60s in the summer. While the rainy season is during the winter, the sun shines most of the summer. The best time to visit this area is in the summer.

The Best Way to Get to the Northern Coast of California

It is easy to get to the northern coast of California by car. Many highways and roads lead into the area. Choosing a rental car may be an option to spare one’s own car from excess wear and tear. Flying into the area may be an option for some. Crescent City Airport offers limited flights daily while the closest large airport is the Portland International Airport at over 300 miles away. There is also a bus stop in Crescent City for those who may choose to come to the area by bus. Any way you get to the Northern Coast of California, it will be a special trip.

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                                                                                                      Recent North Coast California Reviews

                                                                                                      Magnificent and stunning views. Beautiful home. Home is well laid out for 2 couples.

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                                                                                                      This home was fabulous. All the amenities. Perfect layout. Breathtaking views. We absolutely loved it and hated to leave the peaceful and serene setting. We drove to Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries and had no trouble with travel. Napa is a bit farther. Loved Guernville. Highly recommend the beauty of Northwood Golf Club and massages at the Applewood Inn. Hot tub was a bonus. Had perfect cell phone reception and fun settling in and watching movies at night. Be prepared as the road up to the house is very steep and difficult. Thankfully we had a 4 wheel drive vehicle which made it easier. The only disappointment I had is the grounds around the house were not well kept not the flower beds. Didn't look at all like photos. Overgrown and a bit messy. However, there was high probability of fire and they've had a drought here so understand not being green. Just everything in beds was overgrown on walkways and paths. Otherwise, a great California experience. Graham, owners assistant, was amazing and so helpful.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Nice comfortable with nice views. Easy access to several beaches.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This house is comfortable, very nice! Only problems were some dirty dishes and a filthy coffee maker. Also, bird poop by front door has not been cleaned up in a long time- leaves an unfavorable impression when entering the house. A little more attention is needed to details.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Great for our first vrbo experience.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful lush outdoor area. Hot tub and view were great! You can hear the ocean dogs (sea lions) barking and view them thru binoculars. Lots of beach options in the area or you can brave the trek to the private one. We did with no problem. The house is literally equipped with everything you need. We went to the Arcata farmers market in the next town over to get meal fixings. This property is private and quiet. A fresh little bouquet and bottle of wine greeted us upon arrival. Very nice for our first experience with vrbo. Owner was quick to respond with all my questions beforehand and provides tons of info neatly organized for you when you get there.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Aug 2016