Hiking
Mountain Biking
Sport Fishing
Click here for current California ocean recreation fishing regulations.

Bringing your boat?  Click here for information on the Shelter Cove Boat Launch, fish cleaning facilities and beach.
Shelter Cove Airport 0Q5
Fly into Shelter Cove for fishing, golf or relaxation.

For flight information, visit AirNav.com or AOPA.org for more information.



Beaches, Nature Viewing

Stroll along the Cove beach at the harbor over to Dead Man's beach and watch surfers when the conditions are right. A short drive from the house to Black Sands Beach offers a dramatic change from the sandy beach of the Cove.  Rip tides and sleeper waves do occur around Shelter Cove. Never turn your back to the ocean and always check surf conditions before heading out to the beach and understand ocean safety in case of an emergency.

Visit Californiabeaches.com for local listings and map.

Throughout Shelter Cove, visitors can view Sea Lions, tide pools, deer and a diverse variety of birds.  Stroll along Lower Pacific and visit Seal Rock, Abalone Point, and Mal Combs Park and learn about the local history, wildlife and sea creatures from the interpretive stations. Keep an eye out for the lighthouse to open up and learn the history of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse.  When tides are high, keep an eye out for blow holes at the West end of Lower Pacific.

The Nature and Fitness trails developed and maintained by the Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation are excellent ways to learn about the local vegetation.
Golf
The Shelter Cove Golf Course is a nine hole links course covering 2,428 yards with a par of 33 for the men and 34 for the ladies. There is one par-5, four par-4s, and four par-3s. The slope rating is 103.
Greens fees are payable using the pay kiosk at hole #1:
  • $15.00 - 9 holes
  • $20 - 18 holes
  • $50 - 1 week
  • $90 - 1 month.
This is a walking course and golf carts are not available for rent.

Shelter Cove Golf Course is a member of the Northern California Golf Association. NCGA has installed a computer in the club house for its members to register scores and calculate handicaps. The men's league play on Saturdays at 10:00 and the ladies tee off on Wednesdays 10:00.

The Community Clubhouse Recreation Facility includes Abalone Hall, a 1200 sq ft rentable venue, a sports lawn for volleyball and croquet, bocce ball court and two horseshoe pits. Sports equipment (horseshoes, bocce balls, volleyballs and a croquet set are provided by the District.