SITE 38
ENDERTS BEACH

Directions: Go south on Highway 101 2.3 miles to Enderts Beach Road, turn right, go 0.9 mile to parking area.

Description: This heavily vegetated roadway hosts a potpourri of migratory and resident coastal species. Trails accessible from the left and right sides off the road meander through lush thickets of salmonberry and blackberry brambles. Hummingbirds are common here with Allen’s, Anna’s, and Rufous working spring blooms. In breeding season look for Winter Wren, Swainson’s Thrush, Wrentit, Warbling Vireo, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, and American Goldfinch.

Amenities:

restrooms lodging food gas accessible

Sponsor:
 North Coast Nature Center
 
The first road on the right leads to a Redwood National and State Parks managed beachside area with wheelchair accessible picnic tables, board-walk, and restrooms. From the parking area, walk south along the vegetated berm/sandy beach edge looking for a pond on the left. This marshy wetland is covered with yellow pond lilies and in warmer months has Mallard, Wood, and Ring-neck ducks as well as Pied-billed Grebe. In the surrounding rushes and willows, listen and look for Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Yellowthroat, and even, especially at dusk, American Bittern, Virginia Rail, and in winter, Sora. Travel back to Enderts Beach Road, go south to the parking lot and trailhead. This cliffside trail is part of the California Coastal Trail system and offers spectacular views of Crescent City and the shoreline from 230 feet above the ocean. A great place to whale watch and see fleets of Brown Pelicans. About 0.5 miles down the main trail, another smaller trail intersects on the right leading to the Nickel Creek primitive campground and tidepools beyond. Consult a Redwood National and State Parks trail map and guide for more information on camping and on the Coastal Trail.
 
enderts beach road map
 
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