Shelter Cove

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The Lost Coast is a section of the California coast that is largely undeveloped and unpopulated. It contains a large chunk of the King Range Mountains, which constitute the highest mountains adjacent to the ocean in the lower 48, with highest peak measuring a little over 4,000 feet. This area routinely receives over 100 inches of rain a year.

Shelter Cove is the one coastal community on the Lost Coast and serves as a gateway to the King Range as well as the coast. The following satellite image shows the location of Shelter Cove:

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Shelter Cove is fairly scenic place. Next to parking area that provides access to the rather rocky section of beach, there is a lighthouse which used to be situated at Cape Mendocino, but which later moved to this location:

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The area of lawn adjacent to this lighthouse is sometimes used for weddings:

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A trail leads to a staircase, which takes one down to the shore, where one can view the coastal mountains to the south:

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Shelter Cove is an ideal spot for photographing sunsets:

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