Where is California’s Redwood Coast?
The exact parameters of this special place are slightly mysterious, just like the mist-covered forests themselves. Nestled in Northern California, the area of coastline is comprised of state parks, national parks, and other public and private lands. The region is known for its misty, rainy climate that allowed these mammoth trees to flourish. You’ll find the sunniest weather between June and September, but it also draws heavier crowds.
Explore the forests in California’s Redwood Coast
If, like many other travelers, it’s the unforgettable nature that draws you to our Redwood Coast cabin rentals, you’ll find plenty to explore. Experience the majestic, 300-foot trees on foot or by car—there are tons of options for each. Wander along the Founders Grove Nature Trail for an easy hike right off the Highway 101, or find solitude amid the ferns on the 9-mile Fern Canyon Loop Trail.
If you’d prefer to admire them by car, the Avenue of the Giants is a 31-mile stretch through this incredible landscape. You can even drive through the Shrine Drive Thru Tree to truly experience just how magnificently large these trees are.
Redwood Coast beaches to visit
When it’s time to explore the dramatic coastline, our Redwood Coast vacation rentals are just minutes away. Glass Beach is a must-see, where bottles that made their way into the sea have washed back onto shore as beautiful, rounded sea glass. If you can’t get your fill of colorful beach experiences, head to Agate Beach, where the area’s namesake gleams amid the pebbles in the California sun.
Climb the steps at Point Arena Lighthouse in Mendocino County, or walk among the dunes at Manchester Beach. In the months of November, December, March, or April, you just may catch a pod of migrating gray whales—head to High Bluff Beach for a viewpoint, and be sure to bring your binoculars. At the end of your day of exploration, head back to your Redwood Coast cabin rental to unwind.
Things to do on California’s Redwood Coast
There are a number of destinations along the Redwood Coast, from bustling cities to quaint fishing villages. Visit Eureka, the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, OR. The town is famed for its ornate 19th-century homes, especially Carson Mansion, which has earned the reputation of being the most most-photographed and most grand Victorian home in the U.S.
Or you can head to nearby Arcata to unwind in the Finnish Country Sauna and Tubs. The grounds and gardens are quirky and well-maintained—and there’s even an on-site cafe, serving delicious coffee beverages.
If you’re looking for a postcard-worthy destination, be sure to visit Trinidad. This sleepy coastal village is a hotbed for surfers, whether you’re participating or just spectating as the waves crash on the sea stacks just off shore. Taste delicious, locally-caught seafood and explore the area by foot.
Our Redwood Coast vacation rentals offer an unforgettable experience. While there’s something to be said for beautiful Southern California’s sunshine and warm weather, the Northern California Coast is brimming with hidden gems from ancient trees to breweries and wineries to dramatic coastline. Explore this beautiful area from one of our Redwood Coast cabin rentals—browse our collection today and start planning your next trip.
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